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Its not over!

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The first battle of the summer is over, and I’m pleased to report that in spite of a few injuries, its definitely a win for team Fraser! Just hope that it doesn’t turn around and come back!

Update…just looked at forecast and its going to be high winds again on Monday. I think thats it for me now. Next year I might do one Open Garden spell..4 days or something. But opening every monday for two months is a bad idea. I might not open at all. Feel gutted, and like its just not worth it. Its chucked it down all day and I have a migraine. Tomorrow will be spent baking again and all for what? Feel like I’m running myself ragged and the heavens are against me.

Self-pity party over….for now.

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It is possible for it to turn around. A couple of years ago we had a hurricane pass just south of us, and a couple of weeks later, it came back. It was the 5th longest lasting hurricane on record, and did more damage the 2nd time.

15 Jun, 2018

 

Well done, you won the battle with all your preparation beforehand. Everything crossed that everything now goes smoothly for you.

15 Jun, 2018

 

Hope everything goes smoothly for your next visitors, Karen.

15 Jun, 2018

 

Will be thinking of you with fingers crossed for your big day on Monday.

15 Jun, 2018

 

Thank you everyone! Wylie...I really hope it doesn’t. I can’t go through all that again, Lord help me! :)

15 Jun, 2018

 

Very, very pleased that all is well.

30 visitors is quite enough without Hector turning up too!!

Take it steady though before they arrive. They will be interested to hear of your last few days I am sure.

16 Jun, 2018

 

Karen I sincerely hope the weather is good and behaves itself for you, you deserve a medal putting yourself through all this for charity, good luck on the day, looking forward to hearing how it all goes...

16 Jun, 2018

 

I do hope things went well for you yesterday. I have been in Sardinia so I have missed the problems here.

19 Jun, 2018

 

Well, it was good in that we had 37 visitors across the day. It was bad in that while the visitors were here, especially after lunch, the garden was starting to be destroyed again and bits of, Sambucus started getting broken and blown while I was sitting chatting to people. But no bad damage was done...a few rose blooms off is all... and Scott managed to get two of the Standard Roses re-staked...the heaviest two. We are due for more high winds before next Monday, but the day actually looks really pleasant...though that could change. Still....a couple of hundred pounds plus added to the coffers! :)

19 Jun, 2018

 

Karen that sounds like a good result to me, well done both of you...Have you ever thought of doing a JustGiving page for us that are too far away to visit, I think it would really boost your results for the charities, I don't think its cheating, after all we on here have watched you create your beautiful garden over the years and see it through all the seasons..

19 Jun, 2018

 

No, I hadn’t thought of it Sue. I’ll have to see what Scotlands Gardens policy on that would be. Thanks for the idea!

19 Jun, 2018

 

So very glad to hear that you had a good day in the end.

20 Jun, 2018

 

Thank you GF!

20 Jun, 2018

 

In all the years we have been opening, we had one wet one, and I mean wet, when it rains, it is tropical here, we had two lovely elderly ladies turn up in raincoats with umbrellas, they had taken two buses and a ferry to get to us, such dedication, that was at least 6 years ago, they turned up this year(had read the article about our garden in the magazine....) we remembered them, straight away and they were delighted that we hadn't forgotten them! little things like this makes it all worth the hard work, they stayed most of the afternoon...
Karen don't get despondent, but rearrange your openings, most people here in the South do a two day opening , an early one and a late one (i.e. June and July) 2-5.30 the people that open regularly (all through the year) are the large country estates and then they have the WI cater for them in their village halls.....and try and freeze your cakes before hand, makes life much easier.....believe me!

26 Jun, 2018

 

Yes, it would be, bit I dont have enough room in my freezer for cakes! Bit thank you for all the helpful advice. The reason for the stretched out opening is the parking issue, but if we did a 4-day stretch I think it might be ok. We’ll see what area organiser thinks after August. I’m feeling a lot more positive about it now that we’ve done the first 4. And had a decent day of weather! :) speaking of which...I’ve had to put the heating on! Its gone very cold here. Unbelieveable!

26 Jun, 2018

 

What .......the heating? no way!!!!!!!!!

26 Jun, 2018

 

Yup...thick white cloud and mist. I don’t think I’ll ever get used to Scottish weather. Its bizarre!

26 Jun, 2018

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