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They think it's all over - it is now


By AndrewR


Today was the last of the groups booked in ‘by appointment’ to visit the garden. While it is good to get more money for the charities supported by the Yellow Book, it does mean keeping on top of all those little jobs to keep the garden looking good – deadheading, weeding paths, sweeping up garden debris and cutting the grass a couple of days before the visit. Despite the forecast of heavy showers, it stayed dry all afternoon which was just as well as they had paid for teas as well and my friend (and co-Yellow-Book-opener) Gill helped out. Now, unless the odd individual rings up, the garden is mine again and I can think about starting on the changes for next year.

This year’s total was just over £300 from gate money plus £140 from plant sales which goes to the Red Cross.

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wow well done Andrew. hope you get some nice weather to enjoy having the garden back all to yourself

19 Aug, 2008


Congratulations Andrew from two fellow National Gardens Scheme members!. We too have had some visitors today to view our garden despite wet and rainy conditions yet again! We will soon be counting up our donations for the N.G.S charities.
We realise how much hard work and effort is needed to keep the standards as high as possible when you open your garden to the public, but you have worked extremely hard and we wanted to say well done and congratulations to you.We agree-its very nice to have your own private space back again. Keep up the good work!
With all best wishes,
Grenville and Alan.

19 Aug, 2008


Good job Andrew. I can imagine that it's a lot of work to keep tjhe garden in top form for public viewing. Now you can relax and focus on what you want to do in your garden. Hope you get some lovely September weather.

19 Aug, 2008


What alot of Cash uv raised Andrewr :O well done u :) now go put ur feet up&enjoy rest of the Yr Planning&Planting your Haven :)

19 Aug, 2008


Andrew, that's a great achievement, especially this year when the weather has been so unpredictable, both for working on your gardens and for entertaining visitors.

I hope you can now relax a bit and enjoy planning the changes you hope to make to your garden over coming months.

19 Aug, 2008


Well done, Andrew. Heave a sigh of relief and put your feet up tomorrow!

19 Aug, 2008


What a great achievement. You will rest well tonight knowing how much pleasure people have had from your garden and your hard work and also knowing that you have raised such a lot for good causes.
Lynne x
If you are stuck for something to do .... hint hint, nudge nudge lol

19 Aug, 2008

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