Not long now – Hornby Castle Open Weekend

2013-05-08 19.53.18With the joy of a bit of rain, but quite a lot of sun, the garden is doing its best to catch up, lots of flowers are out on the early rhododendrons and the azalea by the pond is looking fabulous.

I am personally enjoying the blossom on some of the trees that we planted last year even if the rabbits seem to have nibbled one quite badly and another has been attacked by deer. We have lost so many trees in the various gales in the last 2 years, it is great to see the next generation of replacements growing and I can’t wait to get more in to the garden gradually over the next year or so.

The wildlife is getting going too, cows are back in the fields, there are newts in the pond, hedgehogs mating on the drive, oyster catchers on the river and the occasional otter has also been seen.

This also means we are gearing ourselves up for the late May opening, 25th/26th this year and the garden is really taking shape, by then we will be in prime position for everything to be in bloom and the garden to be at its best. Let’s hope the sun stays!