In 2021, on June 13th, we will be opening for the National Garden Scheme - always a daunting prospect!
We used to open for the NGS when we lived in London and, although it was stressful, I loved it. The National Garden Scheme gives away £millions to nursing and health care charities and are the largest ever donor to Macmillans, Marie Curie, Hospice UK and Carer's Trust so, apart from the satisfaction of opening, there is the added benefit of helping to make a difference.
I hope we get lots of visitors and it doesn't rain. Below are photos of the garden taken in June 2020 so you can see what it should will be looking like on June 13th this year. Having said that, this year the garden is probably about 3 weeks behind 2020, so the roses and lavender may not be so fully out. It does mean that the iris bed should be still in flower. You can also see how we created the round iris bed and otherparts of the garden on the 'project' pages of the website, including this one:
Garden Projects - 2 circular beds and a pond by the grassy knoll