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1st January at dusk


1st January at dusk

Brrrr.......... We are working outside until at least 6pm every day - but in next door's garden where we are knocking it into shape - literally with pickaxes! Our own garden is being neglected at the moment - we'll have to see what repercussions that brings! Our first open day is 22 February.



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I am new here, so I don't know to what your message refers. Sounds like you have a garden open to the public? This photo is magical!

2 Jan, 2009

 

Welcome to GOY and a Happy New Year. Yes - we are opening 10 times to the public this year - we raise money for local charities that way. We had over 1400 visitors last year! We are currently being filmed throughout the seasons by BBC Gardeners World but that may not be broadcast for several months. They have warned us that after it is televised we will need crowd control at the open days!

2 Jan, 2009

 

It's really beautiful with the trees lit up....Lily, if you want to see some spectacular foliage, take a look at Fourseasons photos....awesome

2 Jan, 2009

 

Hope all goes well on 22nd, the garden looks great.

2 Jan, 2009

 

Looking really beautiful Fssns....ther'es never a pic when it doesn't! Happy gardening 2009!

2 Jan, 2009

 

Thanks for your kind comments everyone. Gardening does take most of our spare time - but it's so rewarding!

When people asked us at the open days if we had another project in mind we said "no". However, by the end of August we came to an agreement with our neighbour to use the bottom third of his garden - he was embarrased when people looked over the low fence and saw the brambles and nettles. He certainly didn't expect the transformation - and we were surprised at the rate we knocked it into shape.When I have time I'll post the latest photos of the developments in that garden.

2 Jan, 2009

 

the photo is magical I would love to visit your garden..........what a wonderful start to 2009!!!!! thank you

2 Jan, 2009

 

Looks lovely.Good luck on your fist open day. Im sure you will be busy.

2 Jan, 2009

 

I'm opening my garden too, just do not forget your snow shoes, parka, emergency snow kit and a ice pick! and just remember exposed skin freezes in less then a minute in -40c temperatures.

Good luck on your garden and hope you get a lot of donations.

3 Jan, 2009

 

It looks lovely FS. I love this photo. gone on my favs.

3 Jan, 2009

 

Absolutely stunning.... looking forward to 22nd Feb, hoping to make it out to look!

3 Jan, 2009

 

Lovely as usual, like the trees lit up, quite magical.

5 Jan, 2009

 

Well done for raising money to help others. I have done a lot of charity work opening our garden in the past and it takes a lot of time and energy in doing so. Now we have moved home I have a small garden which at the moment is a blank canvas waiting for the warmer weather to come and I have plans.........Your garden is lovely.

8 Jan, 2009

 

Magical! We used solar powered lights and they were very touch and go! Will be good for summer nights though :)

8 Jan, 2009

 

Magical! We used solar powered lights and they were very touch and go! Will be good for summer nights though :)

8 Jan, 2009

 

this picture like all of your garden is beautiful, ive just got bitten by the gardening bug & i find what youv'e done extremely inspirational...thankyou!!

1 Mar, 2009

 

How did you get on with your first day of opening on the 22nd February?

2 Mar, 2009

 

We had 132 visitors! The warm weather in the few days before the Sunday fanned on the primula, snowdrops, aconites and cyclamen. People seemed to really enjoy themselves and several said they were coming on 22 March as well!

2 Mar, 2009

 

I'm so pleased that things went well for you.

3 Mar, 2009

 

Wished I lived at the bottom of your garden, I need a little help

6 Apr, 2009



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