Posted: 30/06/2014 at 21:15
Sorry to butt in after going walkabout again, but Gardengirl nudged my elbow again and I realised that I have been very remiss!. Lots happening here as usual. Annual Hortsoc coach trip, to Waterperry near Oxford was a huge success. We sold all but 2 of the seats on a 53 seater.( Last year's coach was half empty.) I set the price at £20 including garden entry and still made a profit of about £250, so the committee are happy. If you haven't been to Waterperry it's a must. One of the best gardens for me, in my top 3 definitely.
Now getting ready for the Annual Flower show which, for those who may be nearby, will be at 1400 on 19th. July in Woodgreen Village Hall. Schedule is out and need to decide what I may enter. Also obviously also involved in the organisation of the event.
Village shop is doing well, and we are producing a recipe book of villager's family recipes, the older the better and hopefully with a story to go with it. Also producing next year's calendar which is based on people and events/activities in the village.
Quite a lot going forward in my garden. I now have help with the big heavy duty jobs, so lots of hedging and ditching going on. Village gardens will be open again next year so have my long term planning hat on. Also am having a terrace built across the bottom of my garden, where it backs onto my paddock. Great for Pimms and BBQs. I have been collecting some antique looking containers for my alpines, which I will be growing outside, with my greenhouse being used for normal propagation etc, and less of an Alpine House. Still learning after all this time!!
Spent the day rescuing plants from where the terrace will be, before they are destroyed by the works. Dug up several heleanthiums ( did I do right to cut them back hard as I potted them?), and Irises which I will either replant elsewhere or save for next year's plant sale.
Am very impressed by your 19000 posts, and may not read all I have missed. LOL. So please forgive any ignorance of your threads and discussions.
Lovely to be back.