This is the most beautiful time of the year, apart from winter, autumn and summer that is- and preparations are continuing on improving the gardens at the Gallery. I have had intentions to drought proof by raising and isolating garden beds with basic stone walling in the style of gardens I saw in Wales.
Have finished one bed, and done a path which serves a dual purpose of raising the beds and retaining water, as well as fighting back kikuyu. Hopefully it will look more settled by October. I have also started growing some more herbs and some were a bit doubtful given our dramatic temperature range- especially frosts. But just noticed the Houttuynia cordite coming up- revered in Japan as a tonic tea, the woad is flowering and many of the salvias are starting to awake.