APRIL 2019


 Well after a lovely spell of weather at the end of February we are certainly back to March weather.

Who would have believed it that on Sunday 24th February I would be sitting out on the lawn at 11.00am enjoying coffee and cake.

Dave Baggott, one of our members, opened his garden under the NGS yellow book scheme. On arriving I took the opportunity of refreshments first and then meandered around the garden taking everything in on this glorious morning.

Snowdrops (I can’t remember the number of species Dave has in his collection),hellebores and winter aconites in the beds. Mixed with other plants it was delightful. The garden also has a Zen garden and Japanese Tea House.

It certainly was a super start to my Sunday morning and I hope the day was a great success for Dave and his family.

I am itching to get cracking on the allotment and put in those seeds and potatoes. I have just used the last of my frozen tomatoes and leeks. Cracking homemade soups after Christmas are good for the soul as are the pots of conserve made from my frozen strawberries. I am also pleased with how well my potatoes have lasted in store and am just on the last few weeks supply.

Here’s to this year’s harvest.

Denise Kovarovic