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Reconnoitring Veddw

by AnneWareham on September 24, 2012

Iris at Veddw copyright Anne Wareham

A genuine request for information.

I’m closing the garden this week – our last coach party is on Friday. I find keeping the garden looking as good as possible through May to September quite tough and end up exhausted at this time of year, in desperate need of a holiday. But now we begin to get requests for visits from people who want to reconnoitre the garden for garden clubs who may want to come as a coach party next year. [ more..]

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