Open gardens despite the rain

Umbrellas all round

Umbrellas all round

Persistent rain was not enough to dampen the spirits of the determined ‘Open Garden’ visitors who came to see how three residents have recently made their back gardens look so attractive and provide a real welcome for wildlife. Successes and failures, pests and problems were all discussed, yet the over-riding response to having created the gardens was one of immense enjoyment, whether it was weeding, pruning or simply relaxing with a glass or two.

Luckily there was a sizeable awning!

Luckily there was a sizeable awning!

A further Open Garden event may well be organised for later this summer and a ‘plant swap’ event in the autumn and/or next spring is being discussed. If you think you might like to open your garden – remember this is about exchanging ideas and information, not a competition – please get in touch at info@widcombewest.uk

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Mini open gardens 13th July

Mini Open Gardens Invitation

On Monday evening July 13th from 6.30 p.m. onwards, some ARCH members will be opening up three gardens backing onto the walkway between Calton Walk (no. 17 as featured in the Ruth’s Garden blog) and Calton Gardens (no 24 and 26). The idea is to give everyone a chance to take a look at what a handful of local residents have done to maximize the use of these small urban gardens. Come and glean some ideas and at the same time enjoy a glass of something bubbly and a nibble with friends and neighbours. For details phone Ruth on 483106.

Simply stroll down and take a look – even if only for half an hour!