I have spent the past few weeks involving myself in the garden doing what I do best…. Interfering! I enjoy sweeping, clearing, weeding, tidying, creating and suggesting changes. We now have a beautiful seating area outside Rods studio where we can sit with a glass of wine beside the beautiful new outside fire for when the evenings become chill. Our friend Vincent Jack made the beautiful organic looking fire which has already been christened. (Commissions taken) . I really enjoyed sourcing all the miniature things for the grotto and reconnected with my inner child. That little girl who enjoyed playing with dolls and fairies and tiny things. Magical! My courtyard is also revitalised with new paving and pots and beautiful chairs and a mirror. Rod has also created a wonderland with all his found objects, stones, wood, shells and pebbles. The herbaceous border is a riot of colour and fragrant beauty and the roses are magnificent. It warms the heart to see how nature can recover after the ravages of the winter. We can look at the pictures of the flood and see how far up the water came in the greenhouses and be thankful for the warm balmy days of summer and lush growth. Visitors comment on the fun and healing energy in the garden and we hope to welcome you this weekend … In spite of the weather. We open 10.30 to 4 this Saturday and Sunday and Friday eve 6.30 to 9. Tel 01252 795423.