The Morning After The Weekend Before


It did not take long to go to sleep last night. After a weekend of baking, talking, entertaining, watering, meeting, greeting, fetching and carrying we were both absolutely shattered. 180 lovely people came to visit the garden; not a record, but we value quality above quantity and we certainly achieved that. At the final count we had raised £886 for charity, which is the most in the three years we’ve been supporting the National Gardens Scheme. Thank you to everyone who took time to look, chat and enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

I know may people would like to have come that were not able to, so, first thing this morning, in my dressing gown and slippers (there’s a vision for you!), I recorded another short video highlighting the plants that received the most attention from visitors. Completely unrehearsed, and with some minor blips, this is as close as I can bring you to the real thing.

Off now to prepare for the arrival of my niece. No rest for the wicked!



Plants mentioned in the video are as follows:

  1. Streptocarpus saxorum
  2. Fuchsia ‘Dark Delicious’
  3. Tweedia caerulea
  4. Aeonium ‘Zwartkop’
  5. Tibouchina urvilleana ‘Variegata’
  6. Hedychium ‘Stephen’
  7. Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. aspleniifolius
  8. Isoplexis sceptrum (Digitalis sceptrum)
  9. Fuchsia splendens
  10. Dahlia ‘Amercian Dawn’
  11. Gloriosa rothschildiana
  12. Rhodochiton atrosanguineus
  13. Passiflora x violacea ‘Victoria’
  14. Begonia ‘Bossa Nova White’
  15. Dahlia ‘Labyrinth’, D. ‘Dubonnet’ and D. ‘American Dawn’