July, 2014

Back to normal

July 31, 2014 admin General Gossip

After all the excitment, its back to dead heading and cutting back. Given a shrub or two some serious haircuts, and know we have mounds of garden detritus to take to the tip. Alex has sent me a very unusual view of the garden

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On Reception duty, the dazzling Izzy Winward

July 30, 2014 admin General Gossip

Always ready to part our punters from their reddies, Isobel was far more successful than Alex, who tended to scare the old ladies. It was his hat, you know…  

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John the teapot thief…

July 30, 2014 admin General Gossip

John’s kleptomania finally gets the better of him…

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The Customer Compaints Department was unusually quiet on Sunday

July 30, 2014 admin General Gossip

Those “special” cakes kept the punters happy, even when the teapots started to disappear.

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And then Lesley told me that Alex was actually doing the washing up!

July 30, 2014 admin General Gossip

The Thame WI can scarcely believe their delecate ears as news get around of Alex’s domestic adventures…

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If you ain’t got a teapot yer dahnt get in!

July 30, 2014 admin General Gossip

  Mr A. Winward Esq was serious about teapots…

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Wow

July 28, 2014 admin General Gossip

What a day yesterday !! 215 people through the garden, so many wonderful comments and I swear at least 150 of those that came had tea, cake/cream teas. The kids worked like bloody mad things, and everyone mucked in. It was brilliant. Trouble is now I am as high as a kite and can’t sleep. […]

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Today

July 27, 2014 admin General Gossip

Today is the day. I’ve been up since 6 a.m, and I think everything is now ready. I looked at the figures for last years open garden day and we had 66 visitors. !3 of those were people who came back especially for the cream teas. It would be nice if we did as well […]

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tomorrow !!

July 26, 2014 admin General Gossip

Well, its a sticky hot day, and we are as ready as we will ever be for tomorrow. The garden really does believe that its September and is not as good as it could be. Its been too hot and things are too far advanced. However we still have loads of colour, mainly due to […]

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Misty morning

July 20, 2014 admin General Gossip

We needed the rain, and thank Heaven the storms did very little damage to the garden. I was planning on standing outside with a large umbrella to protect the tree lilies. Saw another hedgehog last nigh. This one is only a baby. Also went out and collect at least 12 very fat, long slugs. They […]

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