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Getting Ready for Our Open Day

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We have just over a week til our town open gardens day on 7th August! Why does there seem to be more jobs to do when the day is closer?!
I was even up before dawn yesterday cos I couldn’t sleep-I hope it wasn’t all to do with worry-probably the heat and my headache! Anyway I was able to get in the garden at 6.30 which was really a lovely time, peaceful and calming…
Even the cat agrees!!


I have to just finish planting some annuals, some perennials that have been bought as extra colour-this time of year can be lacking in colour can’t it. The paths need tidying & sweeping partic the one thru the vegetable garden-I’m a bit messy with leaving pots everywhere and don’t want anyone having an accident!!

I think there’s some tying up of roses & other climbers that are trying to get out of there space. I suppose there will always be something to do in my eyes cos I see it day to day. The sad thing is that my lovely roses have had their fling in the early part of the season so I’ll only get the odd flowers throughout the rest of the year now.


We went away for a week at the end of June and I’ve never seen such a difference in the garden after a week for a long time-all the clematis were open, my Seagull rose was almost over, my beautiful poppies were totally over and I thought ‘wow’ what’s left for August!!

We would not normally go away in June esp before the Open day but my neice got married in Cornwall so made a week’s holiday of it too. I was so stressed before we went cos of all the watering that would need doing by someone else!

But all of those early summer days are over now and I must concentrate on today! As soon as I’ve published this blog (my first!) I shall get out there and continue the planting & tidying.


Here is our link for our open gardens:
http://www.ashbyopengardens.co.uk

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Comments

 

Great blog and beautiful garden Pixielady! The photos of your niece's weddings are lovely, such unusual colours for bridesmaids, but very fetching. Good luck on your open day!...:o) Oh, and try to get a good night's sleep...lol

28 Jul, 2010

 

Your garden is a delight PixieL, you have no need to worry, I thought your niece looked a picture with her beautiful flowers & bridesmaids. Well done on your 1st blog, see it's easy really!!!!

28 Jul, 2010

 

How lovely Pixielady, your garden is a real treat, I'm sure you have nothing to worry about but good luck anyway!

28 Jul, 2010

 

I've sent you a PM, but I wanted to compliment you 'in public' too...You have no cause for concern - there looks like lots to admire in your pretty garden!

That wedding looked delightful - what a beautiful place to get married! :-))

28 Jul, 2010

 

Well done on your first blog, you did a very good job! Your garden looks very pretty and I wish you every success for your open day. Try to relax and have fun. Loved the wedding pics.

28 Jul, 2010

 

Compliments all round on this wonderful (first) blog ... I actually gasped when I saw the wedding photos ... unique and beautiful ... her bouquet I love so much ... all will be fine on your Open Day ... lots for people to view. I wish you every success.

28 Jul, 2010

 

Your 1st blog and you did yourself proud. The garden looks good, no worries there and the wedding pics of your niece and her bridesmaids were lovely, such beautiful colours.
Best wishes for a good open day.

28 Jul, 2010

 

Beautiful wedding photo with all the flowers

28 Jul, 2010

 

A Fantastic first blog,..and your garden looks great.I hope all goes well,and sure it will be.The wedding looked lovely,and I loved the first pic of the bride and groom among the beautiful flowers,and the colours of the Bridesmaids are stunning.Best wishes for your open day,and look forward to your next blog.:o))

28 Jul, 2010

 

lovely first blog pixielady, your neice looks stunning, great pics, good luck with your open day to ;o))

28 Jul, 2010

 

A fantastic start to your "career" in blogging. Beautiful bride....beautiful bridesmaids....and the groom isn't too bad either...lol!
Of course you realise that you are now "hooked".....you will have to be very strong minded and get everything ready for your Open Day....I wish you lots of luck and hope the garden will be packed out.!! ....you will have no problem, its beautiful :-o)))

28 Jul, 2010

 

lovely photos & blog...good luck with your open day too

28 Jul, 2010

 

Thank you so much for all your lovely complimentary comments, they have really made me feel better about the open day-but as owners we can always see the bits that didn't get done and need to see it thru fresh eyes like all of yours. It would be lovely if any of you who live in this part of the midlands could come & say hi! Thanks again and yes I will have to be strong, one does tend to get hooked on this sort of thing!!

29 Jul, 2010

 

You're spot on there - garden owners are always critical of their own efforts - while visitors see the loveliness of the flowers and plants and the hard work that's gone in to the garden. I bet you'll get lots of compliments! Please take photos on the day if you can - or get someone else to. :-)))

29 Jul, 2010

 

Lovely blog Pixielady ... what a perfect wedding too. Love the bridesmaids' sunny dresses.

30 Jul, 2010

 

What a lovely blog well done you on your first attempt(I haven't been that brave yet!) Your garden is lovely the the shots of your roses are beautiful. Good luck for the 7th I'm sure it will be great. The wedding looked super in a fabulous venue.

2 Aug, 2010

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