The little people preparing for the big day.

 

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It is less than a week now to our Open Garden day for Amnesty. Although we have lots to do still, today we decided to help the little people in the garden, by building them a summer house and putting up some bunting. We know they are shy creatures and that they may be a bit startled by all the visitors to the garden on Saturday, but we still think they want their place to look the best.

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June in retrospect.

June was a month that seems to have passed very quickly this year. Maybe that is because we have been busy preparing for our open garden day on July 15th. There is still quite a lot to do in the garden, and we are baking every day and kind friends are letting us use their freezers for all the muffins, Swedish cinnamon buns and scones. We have had masses of ripe raspberries over the last couple of weeks and most of them have been used for vanilla and raspberry muffins for our guests on the open day.

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Planted at long last.

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Over the last four years we have worked on our land and transformed it from a bare field full of creeping buttercups to the productive and sustainable garden it is today. Although we have added decorative elements to many parts of it most of the planting has been put in to serve a practical purpose. Fruit trees, berry bushes and many perennial and annual food crops jostle for space with plants that support wildlife, nitrogen fixers, plants for weaving and supports and many medicinal and culinary herbs.

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