From May 17th

From May 17th if you would like to stay at Folly View with people from another household you will be able to.

This is in line with the Government Regulations around Covid 19.

“Over night stays in guest accommodation are restricted to groups of up to six people or two households/ bubbles. People should stay socially distanced from anyone they do not live with or share a bubble with”.

So if you have family or friends you want to holiday with you can now book with us at Folly View.

We would ask that you still follow Covid 19 guidance to protect yourself and others.

We will still be following Covid 19 Guidance on cleaning and washing linen to protect you.

Book by phoning Merinda on 01588 673191.

Covid Time Spring Gardening

Covid Time gardening has not been different to the usual gardening but I have got a couple of jobs that didn’t get done last year.

We have had a couple of trees down from the back of the house. One birch and an ash. The ash keys (seeds) get everywhere much as I love the trees. And we had a couple of leyllandi down which were beginning to die.

We spent a week sorting out piles of brash and logs, in fact we still are. Some of the brash we have left in piles round the garden for wildlife. I do try to keep tidy piles of brash.

I have been coppicing hazel from by the steam. It has got very leggy and I particularly wanted to let light in round the maple and for the hollies. It got neglected last year, so this year I want to get as much done as possible.

The other job I didn’t get done last Spring was splitting and replanting the snowdrops. I have split three very large clumps and transplanted them round the garden. I also moved a clump which was in the way of our path to our compost bins. A clump of daffodils which were no longer flowering because of being so congested have finally been divided and spread round the garden. I have one more clump to move.

I am gardening in a way that provided more habitats for wildlife. And I am trying not to fight nature.

I have trimmed the hedges and piled up the cutting to provide places for insects to live.

With this cold dry Spring I have not yet put my potatoes in. In I haven’t finished digging over the beds they will go in.

There is still lots to do, I have some weeding to get on with and cutting back of shrubs and herbs.

Gardening is never finished.