The Old Rectory


Isle of Wight

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Red Cross Opening

By roses382, Sep 2 2017 07:14PM

The sun shone for our last opening of 2017. In fact it was sweltering, just as it had been in June for our NGS day. Of all the groups that came this summer, there was only one afternoon where it rained a little. So we have been very lucky.

Over a 100 turned out on Monday, and the total raised was £967. The Red Cross volunteers did a wonderful job of teas and cakes, and everybody said lovely things about the garden, which was a relief, as things are definitely a little on the straggly side by now. The money will be used to buy 7 wheelchairs for the Island, which is fantastic. Many thanks to all who helped on the day, and to everyone who came and made it a success. We are looking forward to a bit of a rest now!

The photo below was taken the following day, the Stipa Gigantea really beautiful at the moment, and the Eucalyptus Gunnii 'Azura' making lovely fountains of steely blue.

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