Friday, 12 June 2015

Advertising the Garden Open Day this Sunday

Just in case you didn't see the previous piece on the garden festival, I felt I should advertise it again. I've been asking people if they have heard about it and no one has done, so please help advertise it.
Here are a few shots from my garden this morning when I realised that although there were a few things causing a riot of colour, I had to acknowledge to myself that the forget me nots and Aquilegias were over, and need removing.
Anyway here we go, this is what I liked this morning:
 Above and below, the courtyard garden by the kitchen and studio:
 Below an attempt to capture a riot of colour
 Here's a photo of the Orlaya grandiflora grown form saved seed, it appears smaller thanthe original plant, but still fabulous
 Here are some plants assembled for the plant sale, not labelled yet
 An attempt to photograph the deep bed where the Stipa gigantica is beginning to flower along with lots of other things
 And below a close up of the poppies
So why not come along and see my garden, and 5 others as part of the Old Town Festival Garden Open Day.
For completeness, here's the press release:

Six more Old Town Gardens to fall in love with...OPEN GARDENS DAY... Sunday the 14th of June--->
Six wonderful private gardens in Old Town are opening to the public as part of the Old Town Festival to raise funds for two charities. Come and explore the secrets of the gardens large and small. The varying styles will give lots of ideas to aspiring and experienced gardeners alike. As well as a tea and cake stop, there will be a wonderful selection of things to buy – plants, ceramics and Southern African crafts. Also not to be missed will be demonstrations of pole lathe woodturning.
The gardens (within walking distance of each other) are open at varying times between 12.30pm and 5.30pm. Tickets (£5, accompanied children free) are now on sale from Old Town Hardware (Wood Street), M. I Earle Newsagents (Newport Street) and Suain Stores (Goddard Avenue). On the day tickets will also be available from two of the gardens 52 St.Margaret's Rd & 39 The Mall.
All proceeds from the day will go to Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Brighter Futures GWH Radiotherapy Appeal at and ZHEST, a small charity supporting rural communities in Zimbabwe.
For more information or to get involved phone Mutsai on 01793 322184 or email

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