2012 Part 1
Books, bric a brac, jigsaws, jewellery were all on sale in February at Ramsey Community Hall to raise funds for the garden.
Snowdrops at the foot of the apple trees.
The mulberry tree in winter.
Two Sundays in Spring at Kirtling Towers with the kind permission of Lord Fairhaven, books and jewellery were sold to raise funds for the garden.
Four obelisks (and two cherry trees) are purchased with funds from a deceased local resident who asked for funds to go to the garden in her will. The obelisks are in the herbaceous borders.
Various pictures of the garden in the spring.
The herbaceous borders and a tranquil place to sit at the end of the apple tunnel.
A clematis grows along the apple tunnel.
Left, the legacy pair tree on the east wall. Right the bed of bluebells in April
Early in May the buried arches by the foundations of the greenhouses are fully exposed. A decision has to be taken about how to best preserve this feature of the garden.
Tulips and lilies in May.
Work by the north wall rediscovers one of the water containers, of which there are at least two in the garden. They were believed to hold runoff water from the greenhouses. The picture on the far right shows one of the inlet pipes on the left. A decision has to be made about how best to display them in the future.
Below, the aquilegias in May.
The herbaceous borders start to develop.
The second batch of irises in bloom.
May was a month for a double celebration. The first bottles of wine from the vines in the garden were produced and John Drake, seen here on the right of the pictures, was awarded and MBE for voluntary service to horticulture.
Various pictures from the garden at the end of May 2012.
In the middle of June the herbaceous border now has a lot more colour.
June 2012. The second of the pair of cold frames is now complete.