Posted: 22/06/2015 at 17:41
DD - we have just had our village Open Gardens. As ever, there were some truly stunning gardens and others which were - shall we say, less than perfect. Didn't matter - all owners were incredibly brave to open and show their gardens - warts and all. Some were inspirational - some made us feel a bit better about our own 'estates'.
Your garden is lovely. Displaying before and after shots is a great idea. If you already have them or you have the time to do them (not likely I know) you could also display or at least talk through some of your plans for future projects.
One of the gardens we visited this weekend was very much a 'work in progress' & the owners were most apologetic that it wasn't finished or perfect - but it was really, really interesting to see what had already been achieved and to hear their enthusiasm and to learn what they are planning to do. They said they had opened so people could do a 'before and after' if they open again in 2 years time.
Everyone visiting you will be gardeners (not garden critics) - so they will be as interested in the nuts and bolts of how you are transforming your plot as they will be in the final results.
A warm welcome for your guests and perhaps a glass of wine will make the weeds disappear - promise
Enjoy the day - hope the sun shines for you.