This is going to be brief as the red light is flashing on my battery. I could not have asked for a better day. We were blessed with a visit from a wonderful group of visitors from the local Plant Heritage group. They were ready and willing in wellies, even though the sun shone for the duration of their visit. They were keen and curious, they were open minded and fun. They knew how to appreciate a good cup of tea and a piece of homemade cake. They didn’t want to rush, except perhaps when they got a sniff of Hero’s lemon drizzle cake. They said nice things. They brought plants with them. They laughed at several of my jokes. They made me do a cartwheel and I pretended I was rubbish just to make them feel better. They were a joy.
None of this could have been achieved without the monumental amount of help and support we received from those around us. Phlomis Phlo and TT were unstoppable in the catering department, not only supplying cake but cups, the urn, trays, crowd control, expertise ……. the list is endless and it will probably take me to the end of my days to pay them back. Damage came up trumps again with furniture removal and cake decoration. Bosswoman made a dribble inducing chocolate cake. Friends traveled a long way when, as I heard today on the hortie grapevine, they have their own garden being visited tomorrow. Lastly me old mucker Hero, long suffering and patient, a faithful ally even though her hat was on back to front. I am one lucky gardener.