We have been very busy and those of you who know the garden will find quite a lot of changes:
- The bog area has been replanted and had a lot of the invasive species cleared out so that the irises and a wider range of of bog plants should be able to flourish
- the eroded banks of the will stream have been boarded and the beds extended back to their original sizes
- the pool in the Boulder Garden has been repaired and improvements made in all of the old follies
and, as always, there has been a lot of refreshing and improving of the planting. All in all I think it should be looking pretty good this year.
Changes at the Cafe too. The now licensed Watermill Cafe offers something slightly different in terms of refreshment. Run by Suzanne Davies, Sarah Green and Ruth Watson, three enthusiastic advocates of the wealth of good local, seasonal food, it serves coffee, lunches, cream teas, cakes, ice creams, wines and local ciders and beers.
And I think I have persuaded the cuckoo to be less temperamental !
© Christopher Jones