Weather report for Thursday 15 June:

A sunny, warm, breezy day, 23.5C.

Tea break:

More than 20 volunteers and Friends of the Harris Garden gathered during tea break for refreshments in front of the shed. We were especially pleased to welcome David Betts, whose wife Jill was a keen supported of the Harris Garden.

Tea break

Plant sale:

Derek and Keyna very kindly brought a wonderful collection of plants from their home nursery to tempt us. Ruth and Monica were delighted with the possibilities ….

Plant sale

Jean in horticultural consultation with Derek:

Plant sale

 

Tour of the garden:

After refreshments, the Friends toured the garden while the volunteers returned to weeding and other chores. Trevor and Trudi accompanied David and other Friends on a visit to the proposed all-season border (near the walled garden) which will be planted with flowering shrubs and bulbs in the autumn. Many of the plants will have been purchased by Jill Betts’ family and friends in her memory. As the all-weather path passes close by, this will be a border that everyone can enjoy all year round.

Weeding:

There are still plenty of weeds of all sizes to be removed from the borders. If you would like a little gentle weeding while you listen to the birds, or something more challenging such as hacking away at nettles and brambles, we can find a patch for you. Hoping to see you next Thursday.

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