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Summer, 2020

 

Gardening in the summer of 2020 was certainly not what we had imagined it would be.  No weddings or family celebrations, no observance of the Summer Solstice in Keppel Henge nor Art in the Garden. Few garden visitors.

 

The bonus? We had the luxury of being able to take a long considered look at what we have been doing at Keppel Croft in recent years. We made new plans. We made decisions that have surprised us.

 

We had time to appreciate Keppel Croft as a mature garden, a showcase of artistic and horticultural enthusiasms and energies. What a great realization, and all because of the freedom offered by covid-19 restrictions!

Our Covid Chat Bench

 

Our garden visitor numbers who got to the parking lot were in for a surprise!

 

Our neighbour, Bob Hindle, used his Spring self-isolation to create this bench out of a log that washed up on his shore. The two metres rule was applied to the seats. The arm rests were covered with copper sheeting. Then he donated his creation to Keppel Croft.

Bob’s  Covid Bench made a great addition to our entrance way and was well photographed through the summer. Thanks, Bob!

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Summer at Keppel Croft

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A summer chair clinic run by volunteers gave new life to ailing furniture.

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Wheelbarrows

Begin with a donated wheel! Bill

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New Zealand Flax

Frost tender Formium tenax makes a bold statement as a summer container plant.

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