Well, it wasn’t such a bad day weatherwise, after all! Just as well really, as this afternoon the U3A Gardening group came to my garden to give me advice as to what I should do with it! We met first this afternoon at Rosemary’s house for a talk by Ailsa on garden design. She gave us tips on how to get started on garden design, e.g. thinking about how you want to use your garden , and what you want in it; what kind of style do you want it to be; what atmosphere do you want to create…...
Drawing a plan is important, thinking about the formality or informality and the balance of the plan, the use of different zones…..
After questions and discussion we had a cup of tea in Rosemary’s beautiful period house, once the house of the old British Linen Bank’s manager, and then the group split into two so that only a few people could come down to my garden at once! I had loads of advice and suggestions from both groups, so I have a lot to think about. Afterwards I sat in the garden – it wasn’t warm – and looked around, thinking and planning! Could I do this? How would I do that? There’s one thing! I’ll need a strong man to do some of the heavy work! Now where can I find one of those?
Talk again soon.