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A fountain of colour and inspiration

The sunny weather this week has been glorious. The bank holiday weekend was punctuated with the sounds of laughter and games floating through the air accompanied by the odd waft of barbeuqeing sausages, it was lovely to see children (and grown ups 😉) on site playing, and to have people relaxing and enjoying the ambience in our Shepherds Hut listening to the wrens and the goldfinches.

The bright sunshine has meant watering the garden a lot, I've been potting out my marigolds and cosmos and am going to have to transplant my cucamelons out into the greenhouse because they are taking over my living room! I haven't grown them before so I'm quite excited to try them!

I love getting inspiration from other people gardens and seeing the riots of colour. Coming up in June there is lots of open gardens to visit.

Just down the road The Leasowes at Cound opens no fewer than TEN acres of formal gardens and 700 unusual trees! There promises to be lots to see. If you fancy visiting their garden is open on 10th June.

Another one that really stands out is Belle Vue open gardens. A lovely area of Shrewsbury it promises to be a really community feel opening up about 15 private gardens, along with artwork, music, refreshments and preserves for sale and free rickshaws to take you around ! They are raising money for Belle Vue Arts Festival.

Why not treat a loved one, or yourself, to a 'pickety pick' afternoon at Wall Flowers, picking your own flowers direct from their flower field followed by refreshments and cake ! Clare (not me) their expert in all things flowers is on hand for advice ad guidance. It really is the most wonderful afternoon 🌻.

More information on open gardens can be found at

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