Today was the first day that Patrick, Angie and I were actually on site working together. We’ve been collaborating for almost a year now but we all live in different parts of the country and have rarely been in the same place at the same time. It was so good to get together and see the fulfilment of our plans and hard work.
And today was the day we finished building the garden. It was a day of finishing touches; a few more plants to fill some small gaps, touching up the paintwork, dribbling sharp sand in the cracks between the stone setts, making sure everything was neat and clean and all the dead heading was done.
As we worked we had several visitors from the BBC Gardeners’ World team who were planning the next programme. They seemed to like the garden very much and they were interested in its story. Filming happens tomorrow and Thursday for the programme on Friday (BBC2 8.30pm) so keep your fingers crossed for us and watch this space!
In the early evening the sun came out just as we finished watering so we were able to stand back and admire our handiwork looking its best. A fitting end to a long day.
Until now the garden has been ours but today was the last time we’ll have it to ourselves. Tomorrow will be for the RHS judging panel and the press. On Thursday we hand it over to the Quiet Garden Movement and we’ll share it with the world.
Tonight we feel very happy with our creation and we are sure it will help to show people ways in which they can come to rest, be peaceful and reconnect with the natural world.