On Friday 24th July we celebrated the completion of the garden's new 20 year lease. Sheltering under our pop-up gazebos from the torrential rain, party-goers toasted the new lease and enjoyed food from the BBQ.
Volunteers have completed the new bench plinth below the old church wall and the 'greenfly' bench, re-positioned, has found it's permanent home. The previous position was rather screened from our neighbour's watchful eyes and plenty of less-than-savoury business graced it's seat, here it was regularly flipped over to crush the planting behind it. Moved a few metres, turned and secured to the wall, our plants are safe from harm, casual surveillance is encouraged and sat here, very pleasingly, the view is much improved too.