I’ve been working recently in the gardens of a rather splendid holiday property owned by the National Trust. Millbeck Towers is near Applethwaite at the foot of Skiddaw. It has beautiful, large gardens with superb views over Derwentwater.
I joined Amanda (Wordsworth House gardener) and a group of gardening volunteers to do some Spring cleaning there in preparation for the new season.
I’ve mentioned before the kidnapping of Fletch the perchcrow from Wordsworth House. Well, for some reason, Fletch was in the Millbeck Towers garden and I happened to be there to witness a crack team of gardeners do an SAS type rescue!
They had brought with them an attack dog who can only be identified as D. As the kidnapper tried to escape with Fletch, D went in hot pursuit and brought him to the ground and promptly despatched justice.
It was a great day all round. Fletch has been freed to go home; the Wordsworth House gardeners had the opportunity to work in a different garden; I really appreciated having such a good team to help me and we completed a lot of work.
Hi, Daisy here.
Che’s still with us. It’s great. Huzzah.HouH