Penarth Open Gardens
Heavy rain didn't deter our lovely loyal visitors to the Penarth Open Gardens Trail this year. Visitor numbers were down on Saturday but on Sunday the weather improved and we were very busy. I had about 80 t0 90 visitors in my tiny garden over the two days. I couldn't resist taking a photograph of these two intrepid ladies, so bright and cheerful in the miserable weather, it truly lifted our spirits.
My focus this year was on the lack of rain which has become a big problem every Spring. I have installed two more waterbutts and now have a total of three.
Shortly after installing them there was a little rain and all three waterbutts were full. It certainly demonstrated how efficient they are. It won't completely solve the problem but it will definitely help a lot.
The result is in. We raised just over £4000 for The Children's Society. An amazing result considering the weather, a big thank you to all those generous people who braved the rain to support us.
Artisans Corner News
I'm so pleased to be back in Artisans Corner again, just a single shelf at the moment but an opportunity to display my Bijou and small free-standing pictures together with my small greetings card collections.
There is a Bijou picture in the window too, Reflections, Venice Canal in an attractive dark grey frame which complements it well.
Florist64, Cornerswell Road have increased their display of my greetings cards with a new card spinner. They will also be stocking my framed Bijou prints.
It's good to see Cornerswell Road becoming a thriving small shopping area once again.