Sorry for the delay in updating the blog, been a bit busy. Our holiday let has been going really well with almost full bookings from April to September. Interestingly the last 5 weeks have been filled firstly by a German couple and then followed by 3 Dutch couples, really fascinating speaking with all these people from different parts of Europe. Also have 2 Australian couples this year.
The bird boxes have been a bit disappointing, although great to have had 91 fledge. Only 16 of the 29 boxes were occupied, don't know why. The highest number of boxes I have ever put up, hopefully things will be better next year. The blue tits were late starting with the cool start to the season, which explains the smaller broods to normal.
However the flower garden has been really pleasing, moved the hot bed to a different raised bed with great success. Also some later planted annuals caught up with the early plantings, probably teaching me a lesson. The August opening went really well, good weather and another £650 raised for charity.