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:
- Streptocarpus saxorum
- Fuchsia ‘Dark Delicious’
- Tweedia caerulea
- Aeonium ‘Zwartkop’
- Tibouchina urvilleana ‘Variegata’
- Hedychium ‘Stephen’
- Lyonothamnus floribundus ssp. aspleniifolius
- Isoplexis sceptrum (Digitalis sceptrum)
- Fuchsia splendens
- Dahlia ‘Amercian Dawn’
- Gloriosa rothschildiana
- Rhodochiton atrosanguineus
- Passiflora x violacea ‘Victoria’
- Begonia ‘Bossa Nova White’
- Dahlia ‘Labyrinth’, D. ‘Dubonnet’ and D. ‘American Dawn’