Sorry it's been a while since the last blog. Been a busy summer with glorious sunshine and produce galore.
The best two Garden Open days we have ever had, 105 came in June, then 120 in August, over £2000 raised, a great result.
Thankfully the river next to the lower garden helped to keep it watered when no rain fell, but the lack of rain caused problems in the house, being on our own spring water supply we found it stopped flowing meaning bottled water for drinking and buckets of water for flushing toilets. Had some rain now and back to normal.
A wonderful year in the fruit garden, strawberries, redcurrants and huge blueberries earlier and now apples, blackberries and bullaces (wild plums) by the score. The hedgerows are full of berries and acorns galore.
Then about a week ago the butterflies turned up in large numbers, mainly peacock, tortoiseshell and painted lady. There have been too many cabbage white earlier on, the cabbage show the results of the caterpillars left by them.