It’s been glorious weather during the whole of May and into June. I think we’ve had less rain in the North West than in the South of England for  a change! I went on a coach trip with a local gardening club to two gardens and nurseries in York and Halifax recently. The gardens were gorgeous but it was very cold and when we arrived back in Manchester the sun was still shining!! I bought several plants of course. I can always find a space!

We held a Plant Sale at Farfield Mill on the weekend of June 9th in aid of the Friends of Farfield Mill. I had sowed several trays of lettuce seedlings but I don’t think the hot weather had suited them as they struggled to grow and some of them are still looking rather weedy!  We did very well at the sale and raised some much needed funds for the mill and I managed to sell some of the more healthy looking lettuce seedlings too!

Whitworth Park, where The Whitworth Gallery is situated, has also been looking lovely, especially in the Spring when the blossom is on the trees. I painted it and have had the painting printed as a postcard so they can also raise some money! Here it is. You can just see the windows of the gallery peeping through the trees on the left!

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