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***WE DID IT.....AND THE WEATHER WAS PERFECT***update ***

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How lucky was that? the weather had been absolutely terrible the day before we were due to open the garden for the NGS so bad, we thought we might have to cancel, but, what would we do with 10 cakes? and 40 scones?

The next morning started off quite fresh, with a short sharp shower, but in the afternoon the sun came out, and that was that. and the next day was even better…..so here are some very random photographs taken on the day, and the following day of various parts of the garden, you may need a drink on the side…..

Today it is back to normal, chucking it down and windy, just right for Cowes Week!!…even our water butt is full!

Thanks to Siris for supporting us yet again, and bringing her OH….who is not really into gardening bless him!!

We raised over £700.00 so it was worth all the hard work, mostly done by my OH due to me being so poorly in the Spring, I do know someone was on our side!!
We are already making plans for the garden, a few improvements here and there…….
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog, and plough through all the photographs…..
Angela
Update when we totted up all the monies and donations it came to just over £900.00, so it was worth the effort!! will we be up for it next year?…..who knows, as the saying goes if the good Lord spares us!

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I really enjoyed that Angela, especially having visited in the past I can recognise where the photos were taken, and can see a few changes. Well worth all the work as you say. Love it. Well done.

2 Aug, 2017

amy
Amy
 

Gosh Angela it looks absolutely perfect ,A real credit to you and Peter I'm so glad the weather turned out well for you ,you can see how popular your garden is by the amount of people crowding in to see it , the cakes look wonderful I bet the girls helped with making those , well done for raising a lovely lot of money plus all the hard work and preparations before hand ,its not as easy as it looks is it ? now it's time to have a well deserved rest . :o) xxx

2 Aug, 2017

 

Beautiful garden, i enjoyed the tour. Well done to you both.

2 Aug, 2017

 

Garden looks terrific Angela ... really lush planting and so full. I like the new fencing and trellis. Well done on opening and raising over £700 ... now sit back and rest awhile!

2 Aug, 2017

 

Your garden looks beautiful,I bet everyone had a great day.

2 Aug, 2017

 

Well done, Angela & OH! That's a terrific looking garden! What's with the 3 blue fish? I had to look closer as on first look I couldn't make out what it was I was supposed to be seeing!

You made a fantastic amount of money for the charity! Well done again! I hope you are much recovered from your previous "ordeal".

2 Aug, 2017

 

Dd...Your garden looks fabulous...wish i could have been there....what is the beautiful copper coloured plant 4th pic from the top please?

2 Aug, 2017

 

What a great result - especially taking account of the setbacks earlier in the year. £700 is mind blowing amout to have raised in just two days - you must be thrilled!
Did you make all those perfect looking cakes?

2 Aug, 2017

 

Your garden looks fantastic, your OH did well while you where recovering. Talking of which, you "sound" great and I hope that you continue, it's nice to have you back. Well done for raising all that money. Looking at all that baking made me hungry :-).

2 Aug, 2017

 

You have a fabulous garden and I wish I lived closer so that I could wander round it too. You did so well and raised a wonderful amount.....as for the cakes, they look truly delicious!

2 Aug, 2017

 

Thank you all so much for your kindness......we were amazed so many people attended.... answering some of your questions......I am doing well health wise, and hopefully will continue to do so....God willing!
Stera I made the majority of cakes, with help from family and neighbour, but not the scones, because my scones are rubbish!!
Motty this plant was really popular at Chelsea last year and Hampton Court this year.......it is a Coleus, we found it in our local nursery two years ago, OH takes cuttings to keep it going....
Balcony they are hand made glass fish, they are supposed to be in with our grasses, but we could not get them past the first foot of pebbles, a job to be done this week, I will put another pic on, and hopefully you will see the effect lol!!
Shirley we are very pleased with the new fencing, and now the roses and Clematis have somewhere to climb and cling on to....
Amy it is hard work.....and this year even more tricky, but, we got there in the end!
Cinders pleased you enjoyed the tour, we have made a few changes since you last visited!
Jenlewis, being as the majority of the money goes to Macmillan and Marie Curie....it is only fitting we open for the NGS.....I am pleased to be back again on this great site again....
Thanks for your comments, much appreciated....Angela

3 Aug, 2017

 

Its a wow from me , the coleus is impressive.... IS IT Coleus Campfire as J parkers sell it in the spring

ps cakes looks yummy as well

Gg

3 Aug, 2017

 

Well done Angela - your garden is looking wonderful :)

3 Aug, 2017

 

Angela, your garden looks magnificent and the cakes look fab. Glad it was a good day. I have a glass of wine at hand and I wish I had been there.

3 Aug, 2017

 

GG I never had the name unfortunately.....but it was so popular with the visitors......

3 Aug, 2017

 

Thank you Sheila, just about recovered!! Linda you would indeed be most welcome.....pleased you both like it....

3 Aug, 2017

 

The garden looks spectacular and well done for raising so much money, all those lovely cakes!
Looking round your garden makes me want loads!!! A pergola, some lollipop trees, mend our dovecote and put up again, some of the black succulents (forget the name) and to definitely grow some Coleus next year, yours are so striking. Wonderful photo's and the sun shone for you too.

3 Aug, 2017

 

Lovely garden yummy cakes what more could a visitor to your garden want fabulous!

4 Aug, 2017

 

Well done,DD......your garden is so inviting.....I'm sure all the visitors learnt a great deal from their visit....So pleased to hear you are on the mend.....what a special husband you have to keep it all going when you were at your lowest!

4 Aug, 2017

 

Meadow, many thanks for those kind words.....he is worn out now!!
Kidsgran we were so lucky with the weather !!
Oh dear Honeysuckle...... sorry about that, looks like someone is going to be very busy!! the Coleus have been a real success, we just love all the different colours.... especially when other flowers have finished.....

4 Aug, 2017

 

Well,what can I add,that hasn't already been said,Angela ? It's just fabulous,and both you and your OH have worked so hard to make it look so wonderful..I too love the Coleus,but I like the look of those cakes better ! lol..how on earth have you found the time to do all those things? I'm so glad you are feeling so much better,and I know you will be so happy to have been able to raise that amount for those charities..love the glass fish too :o) xx

4 Aug, 2017

 

any cake left? I could murder a slice but on a lose weight or else diet.

well done on all counts and as you say you hadn't been well either. so a really big thumbs up from me.

garden looks, in the words of my eldest girl, well lush.

5 Aug, 2017

 

Sandra, thank you very much, it was hard work I will admit, and there were times when I thought we may have to cancel, but we were determined to open whatever.....pleased you like the fish they are now in their rightful place with the grasses......
Seaburn, the last of the cake has been eaten by my OH, kept him going......thank for reading my blog...

5 Aug, 2017

 

Your garden is as stunning as ever, love every inch of it and I'm so pleased you're health has returned, bless you x

6 Aug, 2017

 

Oh Dd it warms my heart to hear you chatting away about your garden and the success of your open days, you sound so much better, of course you already know that we think your garden is beautiful and I too would love a chance to see it all for real, well done all of you, that is a lot of money raised for very worthy causes, now all we need is more sunny days for you to relax for a while, not forgetting hubby of course...

6 Aug, 2017

 

Well done to you and your hubby he has worked wonders for you Dottydaisy to me it all looks beautifully done your garden is a credit to you both and good on Siris helping that is what I call a good friend . Nice to see it raised money for a great cause.

7 Aug, 2017

 

I think others have said it all so I shall take great pleasure in giving you GOLD, what a team.

7 Aug, 2017

 

Dawn you are very sweet, Lincs what a lovely comments, you are all so kind, I really appreciate such kindness, especially this year, which has been trying at times.....and I wish you could all see it for real too....
Threepence....my OH was so much help there was no way we could have opened without his help and dedication
Stroller I am indeed flattered you have given us a Gold!! many thanks.

8 Aug, 2017

 

😊 x

8 Aug, 2017

 

DD: Absolutely lovely! A real treat for the eyes and a well-deserved success.

The cakes look gorgeous and are those chocolate brownies?

8 Aug, 2017

 

Eirlys so kind.......it was hard work, but we were so pleased it went well, lucky with the weather, has been awful since then....
They are brownies made by our youngest daughter, they smelled delicious!! pity I am not eating chocolate!

8 Aug, 2017

 

Lovely garden and cakes too!

9 Aug, 2017

 

Well done to you both, that's a fantastic result for all your hard work!
Your garden certainly has the WOW factor - it's just stunning. I don't know how you've done it all especially as the weeks before were pretty dismal weatherwise. Just looking after all those pots is task enough, as for those cakes ... well yummy.
So pleased you are doing well after the rotten time you've had.
I really like those glass fish, I can just see them hovering over a little pond, :)

9 Aug, 2017

 

Annalise thank you, I hope you're well, haven't seen you for ages..xx
Green finger how kind you are, the Gods were certainly on our side, the weather now is horrendous! wet and very very cold!
As for the fish they have been moved waiting for a couple more to make a shoal,l I agree they would look good over a pond, but not possible at the moment, may get some orange/red ones at a later date for the pond!! watch this space......

9 Aug, 2017

 

I believe the rain has settled over E Anglia so you may get some respite - I always think of August being a wet month but this one is surpassing itself.

10 Aug, 2017

 

After all the rain we had on Wednesday the weather has settled down & we have had a really lovely weekend - especially today, Sunday!

13 Aug, 2017

 

Long may it last, the nights are already chilly.

13 Aug, 2017

 

Balcony we did have a lovely warm weekend, Green finger they are I am sitting in a fleece this evening.....

14 Aug, 2017

 

Only just found this, so glad I did though. Just the kind of garden I would have loved to have been able to be there for real. Well done to you.

17 Aug, 2017

 

Pamelaanne you would have been most welcome, many thanks for you lovely comments.....

17 Aug, 2017

 

You never know, I might be able to make it for another time if you do it again :)

19 Aug, 2017

 

Look forward to seeing you then!!

19 Aug, 2017

 

Lovely garden, yummy looking cakes too, everything looks so well cared for and under control DD. I am so pleased to see you are able to open the garden to visitors and raised so much money for good causes. Your husband must have worked so hard. Sorry to be tail end Charlie but my OH keeps getting carted off to hospital quite a lot, very distracting on all fronts. Keep up the good work.

11 Sep, 2017

 

Dorjac good to hear from you, sorry to find your OH is poorly, hopefully things are looking better for you now...all the best...

16 Sep, 2017

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