- On June 7, 2015
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Yes the gales certainly did come at the start of the week – the garden was blown to smithereens and I was truly fed up. We tidied and restaked and tidied some more so you can imagine how peeved I was to find that a gale warning was in place from Friday evening right through into Saturday afternoon, right in time for our open weekend.
And the gales they came with torrential showers – you start to think, “Am I wise in the head?”
More staking and tidying………then the crowds came in droves. Today the sun shone and it was fabulous…..the feedback from the visitors was amazing and of course I’m on cloud nine, exhausted but happy.
Enthused and invigorated, I’m ready for lots more lovely visitors, about 18 groups of visitors coming this month and I can’t wait.
Tasks between visitors this week:
Plant out remaining hardened off annuals – statice, amaranthe, scabious, snapdragons and perennials – agastache Globetrotter, nepeta grandiflora Border Ballet and penstemon.
Plant out rest of veg – peas & beans (and sow more lettuce etc).
Sow biennials – hesperis (Sweet Jane), digitalis (Foxgloves), dianthus (Sweet William) lunaria (Honesty) erysimum (wallflowers).
And best of all, enjoy the garden! Roll on summer!