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Saturday 30 December 2023

Garden Review 2023 Part 2

 Freshwinds Garden Review 2023 Part 2


The summer months were delightful, with many visitors, a dinosaur/fairy day and plenty of great harvesting.

A garden ready for an incredible number of visitors for our open day. It was actually in July. We raised over £400 for charity.
The polytunnel was overflowing with abundance.

Some paths were almost impassable.

The veggies kept coming.

We had some help from my nephews.

The sunflowers were an amazing success and went on and on.

The crafts trolley was also very popular with campers.



We began to bring things indoors.
I had my first carriage ride with Anne, Hollie and Willow the shire horse. It was delightful.

People were astounded by these sunflowers.

Flowering went on and on, well into the autumn.

The sunflowers were spectacular.
We bunched up amazing dahlias to sell at the coffee morning.
Warm days
A scarecrow that needs a make-over in spring was brought in from the cold. Poor old soul.
The home-saved seeds were stored in home-made packets. This year I used old wallpaper.
The pumpkin harvest was brilliant.

We were given some huge log slices to replace the seating by the pond. The present ones have been in situ for over 10 years.

And the sun shone.

Some beds were cleared. Toadstools were slow to appear.
The last of an incredible harvest of peppers were picked. 
None were pickled but some were frozen. There were plenty of stuffed pepper meals.
Some beds still needed clearing.
The guinea pigs had babies ..... ten in all. And such pretty colours.

We held our second wreath making workshop and had a great time.

In the evening it was Carols in the Barn .... another successful fund-raising for Farm Africa .... £400 was collected.

A lovely sausage sizzle was held to round off the season. The fire-pit was at last christened.

And finally a fairy-light carriage ride through the village as the sun set in glorious pinks, with Colada, mince pies and chocs courtesy of Anne and Hollie.
And Hollie at last got her carriage blanket which I promised her all year.

A perfect end to a perfect garden year.

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely review, so many flowers and all those sunflowers - beautiful! It looks like you didn’t get as much rain as we did.
    Look forward to more in 2024 xx