Last weekend, my Mum and I hosted our second National Garden Scheme open garden event of the year. Only this time, instead of an afternoon of tea and cakes, it was an evening filled with nibbles and lots of wine. The garden opening is an amazing opportunity to raise money for the charities that the National Garden Scheme donate to, including Marie Curie UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Parkinsons UK and many more.
This is an element of the open gardens that I feel many forget. Whilst opening our garden has always been a joyful occasion and raises money for many incredible causes, the stress of maintaining a large garden during a less than average summer that basically ended in July can be overwhelming. Although the end of August may seem an ideal time to hold such an event, the weeks leading up to it saw wilting roses, fading colours and underwhelming amounts of sunshine or rain. For this, I am in awe of my Mum's ability to create a patch of paradise, no matter the weather.
Hi there, my name is Nevada and I'm a twenty-five year old music teacher. The Little Green blog centres around wildlife, gardening and lifestyle photography. All photos are my own and represent the portfolio of an amateur photographer!