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The wonder of alliums

This week volunteers worked really hard to ready the Gardens for the Open Day this Sunday, 22 June. Weeding to allow the alliums to get star billing. Also looking lovely are the last tulips, the first roses and the helianthemum borders in the Italian garden; the rhododendrons and acers in the Japanese garden; and the artichokes in the walled kitchen garden – so long as the squirrels stay off them!

There was also lots of planting – hopefully we will not be struck by the huge number of slugs and snails that were out and about last year, but we have already lost some courgettes. Our Daisy’s crew have been baking and cleaning the cabin, ready for Sunday.  So, we are all set now!