Well what a surprise, today we got a phone call asking if we would mind if a gentleman came to have a look at our garden with a view to photographing it for a magazine. Keep a watch out and if we get chosen we will inform you of which magazine and which issue. We are very excited.
In September we went away for our annual holidays and while we were away we were advised by our dog sitter that Vinnie our 11 year old border collie passed away (suddenly 09/09/09).Â For those of you who have visited Old Mill House and played with VinnieÂ you will remember him as the veryÂ energetic dog that would have youÂ endlessly throwingÂ a stick, ball or log of wood for him to chase and retrieve.Â Â Â No-one could believe that he was 11years old.
I hold fond memories of all you folk who would go out back and play stick with him, thank you all so much.
As you can see in the photo our Pepper tree is dieing , so we have just planted next to it a Magnola GrandifloraÂ . It is evergreen and has large perfumed white flowers. They originate in the swamplands of southern USA. But we hope it will like it’s new home at the Olde Mill House B&B & cycle hire in Renwick Marlborough New Zealand.
Hunters Garden Marlborough is on in November from the 4th to the 8th.
Bookings opened Â forÂ all of the events on August the 3rd for this years garden marlborough.
WeÂ Â currentlyÂ have three roomsÂ available, so it would be advisable to get in early if you don’t want to miss outÂ – Â book now !!
Check out www.garden-marlborough.co.nz
Well I’m not sure what the official stance is but my garden is definitely showing signs of spring.Â We have our Apricot tree out in full blossom and all my roses are starting to shootÂ I hope that we dont get a late frost in the next wee spell or I wont have any Apricots in summer.
Well I did tell you that we were doing some alterations to our King room. Well all finished now and we hope that you enjoy staying in the room as much as we did, doing it up. New paint, curtains, french doors and decking … come stay with us and see what you think.