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By AndrewR

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It’s that time of year again when my diary is empty for a week as I make final preparations for the Open Garden on Sunday.

It’s been an “interesting” year, with a long winter, the Beast from the East, and the hottest and driest summer for more than forty years. Some plants have loved the conditions but others have been less impressed, and a few have shown their dislike by dying.

So if you’re anywhere near Bracknell on 19th August, please drop in, say hello, and support the National Garden Scheme. We’re open from 1:30 until 5:30pm this year as there are two gardens plus allotments to inspect. Plants and produce are for sale at ‘Devonia’, and teas with scummy home-made cakes at the other garden.

Further details at:
www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/20171/

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Wishing you luck on your open day Andrew wish I could be there I hope it all goes well for you it sounds great allotment too.

Yes it has been a very odd year weather wise I to have lost some plants.

13 Aug, 2018

 

Good luck and please post some photo’s. Hope the rain stays away for you.

13 Aug, 2018

 

hope you have a brilliant turnout. sadly you are just too far away for me at the moment.

please post pictures.

13 Aug, 2018

 

No, I hope it rains for us all ! A drop of rain doesnt hurt anyone. All our plants enjoy it. Just one day in the week here according to the BBC forecast on line.

13 Aug, 2018

 

Diane - showers would be OK, but torrential downpours keeps people away. I was helping at a garden one year in heavy rain, and we had nine visitors in three hours and that included a famly of five from next door who took pity on us.

13 Aug, 2018

 

Rain every day but that one please Mr Weather Man. Andrew works so hard in his garden to get it perfect and he has such interesting plants -we hope it won't be rained off. Wishing you every success Andrew.

Diane we certainly do need rain though -you probably know that the poor farmers here even in the rainiest part of the country have harvested only one crop of silage instead of the usual three, and because the grass han't regrown in the drought thy have had to start using that already to supplement what's in the fields. But lets wish Andrew one sunny day in amongst it all,while we hope for another grass crop in the fields!

14 Aug, 2018

 

Thanks Stera. We are due to have some rain on Thursday so that's the day I will be putting together information about the plants we will be selling

14 Aug, 2018

 

Hope you have an enjoyable, successful day and please show us a few photos.

14 Aug, 2018

 

I would just love to come, Andrew. We visited Karen yesterday but I think Bracknell is a bit too far from Glasgow. Good luck on the 19th.

14 Aug, 2018

 

Thanks Linda. Looks like you enjoyed your visit to Karen

14 Aug, 2018

 

Well here's wishing you every success. It's amazing how well NGS Gardens open for charity, do.

When I visited Older Son in Surrey a fortnight ago he said 400+ people had viewed his garden and quite a lot had enjoyed a cuppa. His fellow gardeners also had a field day. No doubt the good weather helped with the excellent turn-out.

15 Aug, 2018

 

Sunny days for garden lovers, rain in the night for plants please.

15 Aug, 2018

 

Best of luck, may it rain the night before and be fresh and bright for your big day.

16 Aug, 2018

 

Thank you Honeysuckle. It's pouring with rain at the moment, so I'm putting together all the information sheets for the plants we are selling

16 Aug, 2018

 

Good luck!

16 Aug, 2018

 

All the best for tomorrow, AndrewR.

18 Aug, 2018

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