Interesting feedback.

by AnneWareham on August 31, 2014

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The group leader now points out to me that I only asked  about the people who didn’t appreciate the garden: the majority did like it. And she asked me to add a new last paragraph, which I now have done.

 This was feedback which I requested from the leader of a recent coach party. I thought it would be useful to people planning such visits and I’ve left it anonymous because, although I have permission to use it, it wasn’t mentioned to the members of the party at the time.
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Late evening sun in August

It was generally the people who are “controlling” in their own gardens that didn’t like it, [ more..]

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