The Year begins

We are now well past Candlemas (February 2nd, an old quarterday when rural rents were due) and the days are lengthening and the sun is reaching ever greater heights at midday. In sunny sheltered spots in the garden today it reached 16 degrees C. Bulbs are shooting up and early perennials have their first pale green leaves. It is time to think of opening the garden for the season. This year we are going to be open as usual for the National Garden Scheme at weekends and Bank Holidays. In the week we will be open for a range of charities including the Lifeboats. We are having 3 special days for the local hospice Shalom House when refreshments will, we hope, be available (dates to be announced).

We have recently returned from a fantastic trip to New Zealand where some of the plants in our garden are native. It was Summer there of course and we visited a magical garden full of sculpture and mosaic art called the Giant's House, situated at Akaroa on the Banks Peninsula. Well worth a visit for garden or art lovers.

Red Flower Sue Clark | Golwg yr Ynys | Carnhedryn | Solva | Haverfordwest | SA62 6XT