The week before opening the garden to the public.

The week before the garden will be open to the public is always a little bit hectic. I have to mow the lawn, sweep the paths, cut the hedges and also I have to weed. It seems like business as usual, but with one difference; it has to be done much neater. And it must be done in time.

All pots that have been roaming the garden are stored away. The bins are placed put of sight. The car is removed from the porch. The rotary dryer is put away. The barn swept and cleaned, the table is set, and flowers I picked earlier are placed in vases.

The pots with bulbs are being watered, the lawn is mowed once again and all the edges are clipped.

Inside the house everything has to be neat as well, because the visitors like to have a peek inside (!) Fresh flowers have to be put in the windowsills, and the living room should be cleared from swaying newspapers and shoes.

And now I should write a blog?! Sorry, but no!

I'm going to sit on the bench and enjoy my garden. So this week I will only show you the photo's......

                                                 The garden will be open April 24 and 25.


  1. Dear Hety
    Ypur garden is fantastic and so colourful!
    I love the dark flower behind the narcis- What is it?


  2. Dear Hetty your garden looks stunningly beautiful! I love, love, love all your tulips. I can imagine that it must have been a lot of hard work to get your garden where it is right now, but sooo.... worth it. Your garden is definitively ready to be admired by the public and I envy the lucky people who get to see it in person. But I can so understand that you want to enjoy it by yourself first. You totally deserve it! Wishing you good luck for the open garden days and hope that the weather will be great.
    Warm regards,

  3. Bravo, Hetty! Everything certainly looks picture-perfect and ready. One of these days, I'll have to make the trip to visit your garden, too!

  4. Hermoso entorno para una casa?
    Enhorabuena .
    Un saludo

  5. Leuk om via Claus Dalby in jouw prachtige tuin terecht te komen. Wat zullen de bezoekers tijdens de open tuindagen genoten hebben.

  6. Everything looks very nice indeed. Lovely spring garden you have. You certainly deserve a break after all the hard Work.


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