Wow! Despite the horrendously hot day we had the biggest turnout yet for a garden visit. I didn't count heads (did anyone else?) but there must have been 30 plus adults and children. So many new faces but familiar names from the BLF website.
Thank you all for coming out on such a hot day to make it a wonderful morning with lots of animated conversation, goodies to share, both food and drink and swapping of plants, seed, eggs and more. Just incredible. Well done to everyone.
The biggest thank you to Nina and her husband for allowing us to come enmasse to their home and even providing wine and liquer glasses to taste test Andy's liquer and James' wine. I hope we didn't leave too much mess - thank you to the folk who helped to tidy up.
Here's some pics. Considering how bright the day was they didn't turn out too badly. Nina, I'm sorry, of three pics of you your eyes are closed in two.
I hope you all came away with something positive from the day.
Thanks again to Nina and her husband and and also to you Lissa for starting this group. I had a really good morning. It was great putting names to faces and getting to know people. I was feeling a little reluctant to go this morning as I don't feel like a very competent gardener but it was very inspiring and everyone was really friendly and I even made my first photo post. Thanks for inspiring us all and I look forward to the next garden visit. For those who asked I have posted recipes also.
Terrific! I put my 'thank you' under the actual visit which will get lost - hadn't thought of that - when the day clicks over to the next day.
It really was terrific. *Andy mutters to himself - damn, that Nina set the bar pretty high*
I REALLY like that we all do such different stuff. It feels like no matter what you want to get into, a few people do it so there is going to be help at hand. It's great to be able to put faces to names as well. I am now off to make some purple onion feta!
That's what we normally do after all.
The good part about having the group is I can start a new "discussion" to cover each of the garden visits. Good for checking back on pics etc.
Thank you so much Lissa for organising and Nina for opening up your home. I had a ball. It was so great to be surrounded by so many like minded people who all had so much to share and input. LOVED the wines and liquors... also really appreciate all the giveaways. Again, big thanks. Nice to put faces to names, too.