From time to time you may be wondering  ‘what to do gardeners do in the middle of winter? Pouring over seed catalogues armed with endless mugs of steaming hot tea! Sounds good to me! But no, it is a very busy time of the year and we are very much out and about.

Today for example, with the help of my chums, the garden volunteers, we planted 3,000 bulbs, before lunch into the garden here at Reveley.

The weather was a bit “dreich” as we say in Scotland, but that didn’t stop us or dampen our spirits. And it’s amazing how a cup of coffee and a piece of cake at half time can do to spur you on.

The day was only possible thanks to the very generous gift from our friends at Jacques Amand International at Stamp Hill, just on the other of Bushey.

We still have quite a few to go in but we’re nearly there.

The team are looking forward to seeing the fruit of our labours sometime in the spring, when we hope to be seeing many of you!

By the way: Dreich (a very Scottish word) has several meanings when applied to weather, including wet, dull, gloomy, dismal, dreary, miserable or any combination of these. Today it was all of these!

Rory’s Blog

15 January 2018