Hello Everyone Well, after the 4th wettest May since records began, I think we are all very pleased to see the sunshine and blue sky again. It definitely lifts your spirits which is just what we need.
We sometimes get so involved in looking down at the plants that we forget to look up, photo 1. Here are the trees and shrubs on the Front Lawn, the black walnut, a rhododendron and the redwood all basking in the glorious sunshine. The flowers on the rhododendron are exquisite, p
Hello Everyone Well, Spring has arrived bringing with it a real mix of weather. The month started with lots of blue sky and sunshine but we have now had cold nights and frosts. Not good for those of us who are itching to get their summer bedding started. The garden, as always, is coping with everything nature has to throw at it and looks as lovely as ever. The Cedar tree on the front lawn looks magnificent and very imposing but welcoming at the same time, photo 1. Walking thr
Hello Everyone It's been so good to be able to visit the garden again and to start my volunteer sessions there too. So much to share with you so without further ado here we go! The plans for the polytunnel all came together at the beginning of the month so in my official capacity as Chairman I went to see the building work on behalf of the Bowles Society. Photos 1,2 and 3 show that it didn't take Richard long to put this 'giant flat pack' together. It looks amazing and it is