24 March 2018

It was a dull, dry day, so we were untroubled by wind, rain, sun or any other notable weather conditions.

We spent the morning planting, completing one border, and continuing to infill here and there. There are now some areas of the garden that are complete and colourful, so we are gradually getting there!

The grass on the lawn is doing well. At the beginning of the growing year it never looks great, especially when it has been flattened by snow, but all in all, it is looking at least as well as can be expected. Regular mowing and a fair wind should do the rest.

Several trailer loads of well-rotted horse manure were donated to the Hall and so, in addition to mulching the roses we have been able to give a mulch to all the other shrubs. What a great gift!

It was good to see some folk who hadn’t been for a while, as well as the regulars of course, and even better to welcome a new gentleman, who got stuck into the weeding happily.

A little less beast from the east and a bit more fun from the sun and the garden will begin to fill up with new fresh growth, and the flowers will follow suit. By the time we meet again on 28th April, there will be lots to admire – and lots to do!

Thank you to everyone who came to help. And thank you too to those who provided the sausage baguettes/tea and coffee.

Jane Jewitt