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Opening my garden for the first time!

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It’s Open Gardens Day in our town on Sunday, and I have somewhat crazily agreed to open mine … it’s all for charities (our local hospice and the Red Cross). Here is a sample of what the visitors will see …

Verbena Blush

Mix of Anemones, Argeranthum, Osteospermum ‘rose’

Calendula, Geranium

Bacopa


I also took many more photos of Ammi majus with Centaura (blue Cornflower), Cosmos Xanthos, Petunia Tidal Wave, Acers with Bamboo, Acer Osakazuki, Campanula, Verbena Sissinghurst Pink, Blue Campanula (like Ange’s, with White Osterspermum, and Geranium Ann Folkard (I think). For some reason I couldn’t upload these … sorry! I’m just not techie enough perhaps …

Hope you are all enjoying this sunny weather, and I’m hoping for fine weather on Sunday of course :)

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I am sure your garden will be greatly appreciated I know I think it is beautiful. All in a good cause too.

17 Jun, 2022

 

What a splendid idea, Sheila, and be certain your garden will not let you down! I wish I was closer, I'd come!

17 Jun, 2022

 

Thank you both for your encouraging words 🙂. You would be most welcome any time! I’m inviting a few friends to come late in the day, when OH will be offering Pimm’s …

17 Jun, 2022

 

Oh, I'm doubly sorry I shall not be there, then!

17 Jun, 2022

 

I hope it will be a great success. Quite an undertaking, asking all to come & view. Will think of you on the day.

17 Jun, 2022

 

I'm sure they will fall in love with it,Sheila...I would travel with Ange
to see it..if only we were nearer. Looks like a dry day on Sunday...Good luck!

17 Jun, 2022

 

Thanks everyone … there are 20 gardens ‘open’ so I might not get very many visitors .. we are right on the edge of the map 🙂.

17 Jun, 2022

 

If they have had their weetabix for breakfast I'm sure they will complete the course....Usk, a pretty village near us,is having open gardens next week...

17 Jun, 2022

 

Lovely! I’m definitely positive that all who visit will just love your garden, Sheila! It’s a fantastic cause and I do think the people who come will certainly learn a lot and be inspired! I am! Best wishes for Sunday xx

17 Jun, 2022

 

Gobsmacked! It doesn't seem more than abut a fortnight since it was all bare and full of workmen. Absolutely brilliant and I'm rather jealous!

17 Jun, 2022

 

Your garden is beautiful Sheila, I am sure they will all love it, good luck, but I don't think you need it, I wish I could come but sadly too far away.

17 Jun, 2022

 

Your garden is a delight and everyone who steps through the gate on Sunday will love it.

Have a lovely time.

17 Jun, 2022

 

Thank you so much Julia, Kate, Sue (Stera), Callie and Chris. I’m really amazed at such lovely positive comments … you’ve definitely given me confidence 🙂, so I’ll now sit back and wait and see what ‘the public’ think!

17 Jun, 2022

 

Good for you. I hope you have lots of visitors snd get loads of donations. Your garden is looking lovely.

17 Jun, 2022

 

Thanks Siris 🙂.

18 Jun, 2022

 

Your garden is a delight Sheila. Wishing you good luck and my thought will be there on Sunday. Enjoy the event.

18 Jun, 2022

 

Sheila, that's a wonderful gesture from you. I'm sure you will have many visitors and be asked lots of questions about your lovely plants ... I shall be thinking of you tomorrow ... :o))

18 Jun, 2022

 

Klahanie thank you so much. x

Shirley, I hope we do get a good crowd … just hope the sun will shine. Thanks for thinking of me 🙂.

18 Jun, 2022

 

Sheila, we have visited open gardens in all weathers. Years ago, whilst holidaying on the Isle of Wight there had been such heavy rain that the owners of one garden created a pathway from wood pallets ... hilarious but enabled folk to visit. Not that I'm suggesting you will need to do that ... :o))

18 Jun, 2022

 

Shirley, it makes a great day out doesn’t it. I’m just sorry that I won’t be able to visit many other gardens as I have to stay here! But I have seen another “first timer” and we are going to keep in touch, so that’s a bonus 🙂.

18 Jun, 2022

 

I'm sure the visitors will love your garden Sheila. We are our worst critics because we know the bits we aren't happy with, but fresh eyes will appreciate it all

18 Jun, 2022

 

That’s probably true, and kind of you to say so Andrew, thank you 🙂.

19 Jun, 2022

 

I went to a 'new open garden' yesterday and like you the owner was very apprehensive. It was beautiful and even if the weeds were lurking in the remote areas it added to the natural feel of the garden.
one visitor [who is known to be a pompous ass] queried why she had a particular rose as its colour didn't really go with the rest of the pallet in that bed. Her response made me laugh out loud. 'Because I like it and its my garden'. he mumbled something inaudible and wandered off.

It was the epitome of a cottage garden and she has been developing it for 20 or more years but this was the first time she had opened it.

Tiring but rewarding was her comments when I spoke to her last night.

Enjoy the day.

19 Jun, 2022

 

Wishing you the very best with your lovely garden! 👍😀

19 Jun, 2022

 

Thanks Eileen and Balcony. We had a very rewarding day … 304 visitors and many lovely appreciative comments. Yes, we’re tired, but amazed and grateful to have met so many genuinely interested people.

19 Jun, 2022

 

see told you it would be fine. glad it went well for you. have a good rest tonight and bask in the lovely comments.

19 Jun, 2022

 

I hope your day went well Sheila, your garden must have given the visitors a very pleasant time.

20 Jun, 2022

 

Thanks Eileen!

Oh Hywel, how lovely to see you! Thank you, you say the nicest things … I was very lucky that the weather was fine and the garden was looking colourful 🙂.

20 Jun, 2022

 

Glad to hear that your first open day went very well for you! It's always good to hear other people's thoughts on ones garden as we see all the "defects" of our own gardens!

21 Jun, 2022

 

Exactly right Balcony … thank you 🙂.

21 Jun, 2022

 

Sheila, 304 visitors is wonderful! I am so pleased it all went well for you ... :o)

21 Jun, 2022

 

That was AMAZING! Well done. Do you think you might open for the NGS in the future? Yes, I know it's hard work, but it's well worth it, giving pleasure to your visitors. XXX

P.S. Love that twisty path...

21 Jun, 2022

 

Shirley, thanks so much!

Hi Spritzhenry, thank you! It was great fun, but the garden doesn’t have 40 minutes of interest which I gather the NGS expects. Our local organisation is just right for us. That path got the most comments 🙂

21 Jun, 2022

 

So glad that it was a great success,it’s a lovely garden.

21 Jun, 2022

 

Thanks Josee.

22 Jun, 2022

 

I'm glad you had such a large number of appreciative visitors. Well done!

23 Jun, 2022

 

Thanks very much Ange … it was great fun 🙂

23 Jun, 2022

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