Last year the dahlias flourished and won prizes, despite the rains through the summer. This drought year Sam and Richard have been working hard and the dahlias are fighting back now they have had a little rain – why not come and see for yourself this Sunday, 21 August?

Following this week’s downpour, volunteers could focus on tidying and deadheading and not just watering. That should help the borders bounce back and hopefully the raspberries too. The mulberries are having a fantastic year and there will be damsons to pick soon, so we will have jams for our Apple Day in September.