Our village is holding an "open garden" day today. Everyone who wants to participate throws their garden open to the public for the day. People come for an afternoon out, buy a ticket and wander round the village soaking up the atmosphere of the gardens. There's also a scarecrow trail. K and her friend A made ours - he's a painter.
We are blessed (cursed?) with a large garden which leaves you with two choices: either get into gardening or concrete it over. K is a keen gardener. I get stuck in if I have to and enjoy it when I do. Anyway, open garden day means do the weeding and mow the lawn.
We finally got the garden straight late yesterday afternoon and I thought it would be a good idea to photograph it all. All sorts of bits and pieces have ended up in our garden over the years, as well as the plants. Look out for the stone coat of arms (inherited from my dad), the toilet (complete with aster), the hedgehog-box and the cups sinking in the sink (the carefully sliced cups came from a friend's old shop window display).