|Open September 8th|
It’s called Sod’s law. This week they are digging up the road that leads to my garden. We live on a long straight road. You can access my garden and the usual ample parking from just one direction. If you approach from Seaton Ross village follow my Open Garden signs, you have an extra mile and a half to drive!
At my last Open garden another nearby road was closed. Many miles before Seaton Ross there were signs 'road ahead closed'. It was not closed unless you were going to Howden! If the idiots do this again ignore these signs. The last leg of your journey might say “no through road”. Ignore it, the road Is clear all the way to my garden! I use the word ‘idiots’ advisedly. I added the insult after their signs mucked up my visiting party last Monday! Could someone explain to the council in words of one syllable that ‘no through road’ or ‘road closed’ should say ‘local access only’.
If you are coming from Howden or York on the B1228 your route will be completely as normal. If you are coming from Hull direction follow the normal ‘yellow book’ directions. You will see my Open garden signs and probably not realise that you are being diverted.
My previous Open day
It was the hottest day of the summer. Thank you to the 120 lovely people who came. Unfortunately it was so hot I think most people stayed at home!. I think because of the heat and the soporific hot humid conditions nobody entered my photographic competition!
We did notice a tall handsome man and an elegant diminutive lady enthusiastically snapping away. Blogger Sue Garrett and husband Martyn from Green Lane allotments later introduced themselves! They have produced two very fine posts with beautiful pictures of my garden. I am still pondering whether I should give them the prize……
Sue Doherty The Chicken Whisperer was in attendance as ‘the artist in the garden’. She did some beautiful pastel sketches. The winner of her caption competition was Sally Walker from York. Sorry about the delay Sally, Sue’s book, ‘Talking Chickens’ will soon be on its way.
|Sorry Sally, your card got crumpled and we rewrote it and failed to correctly spell ‘leggings’|
Just a thought
A lovely couple arrived for my Open Day a week early! They had come from Halifax and had stopped at Bolton Percy churchyard on the way. What a good idea. Anyone coming from the West Riding could call! The churchyard garden is always open and is across the road from the church. Be sure to see the amazing millenium window.
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Last minute traffic information
I spoke to the foreman. He said they don’t work on Sundays and they will be letting traffic through from BOTH directions. If this is true it will be clear from my yellow open garden signs. I will be placing laminate yellow posters over their ridiculous ‘no through road’ signs! They say ‘local access to Roger Brook’s garden’!