Newsletter 140 - August 2022

Penny McKee writes.....

Dear Friends

It’s the height of summer at the moment - so no doubt some of you will be lounging on your lawns or enjoying picnics and barbeques - others will be watering madly! Thank heavens water restrictions are rare in Scotland….

The weather has been very varied this summer - a prolonged chilly Spring at least kept this year’s tulips flowering for longer than usual, and now a dry summer seems to have been good for roses and strawberries at least. What does the weather hold for us next, I wonder? We live in uncertain times

Despite Covid, your club has had a busy and successful summer. Our May evening visit to Shepherd House gave us an opportunity to see not only each other, but a garden beautifully cared for by Sir Charles and Lady Fraser - what an example to us all - they are now well into their 9th decade, planning improvements and maintaining this intricate garden with very little help. Gardening must be good for you!

Three members kindly offered their gardens for the Saturday morning Open Gardens - all different, and one in a stage of development, but much loved, and full of interesting features and ideas. Over 100 coffees and teas were drunk, and the plant sale a great success. Thankyou to everyone who made that morning such fun.

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