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  • Derek – Thursday 4th July 2019

    Britain in Bloom are coming to judge us tomorrow. So we are having a tidy up. A lorry load of woodchip arrived yesterday, and today we wheelbarrow it around the garden, and…

  • Derek – Thursday 27th June 2019

    The doors are in! Bring out the bunting. A couple of months ago we put the call out for doors, and over 20 came from supporters. Thank you, all. Three weeks ago…

  • Derek – Thursday 20th June 2019

    It’s warm, 20ºC, with a fair bit of sunshine. Tomorrow is the longest day of the year, and today close,at 16 hours 39 minutes of daylight. The sun rose at 04.42 and…

  • Derek – Thursday 13th June 2019

    The afternoon is chilly, around 14ºC, and breezy, making it feel even colder. It had just stopped raining when I arrived. The sky is still grey and glowering. I know we will…

  • Derek – Thursday 6th June 2019

    A pleasant, mostly sunny afternoon. We are sheltered from the wind. There was a misting of rain this morning, and a few millimetres on Tuesday, but it will take a lot more…

  • Derek – Thursday 30th May 2019

    It’s warm in the garden with intermittent sunshine. The overriding topic is water. There’s been little rain in May, and April was a dry month too. Over the spring months the pond…

  • Derek – Thursday 23rd May 2019

    It’s warm and sunny today, and everybody comes to the Garden. Or it seems that way. We have 30 nursery children from Woodgrange with 10 adults, and 10 children with adults from…

  • Derek – Thursday 16th May 2019

    It’s warm and sunny today, with a mostly blue sky. Volunteers and visitors are in a good mood in the spring sunshine. The garden is busy, there are parents with toddlers, some…

  • Derek – Thursday 9th May 2019

    A rainy day, on and off. More on than off. Few visitors. Between showers, I look around the garden. There are lots of birds going to our feeders. I see a blue…

  • Derek Thursday 2nd May 2019

    It’s chilly with a sharp wind, the sky grubby white as if rubbed with charcoal. Earlier in the day there was sunshine but it’s gone for the day. Not a day when…