ANNOUNCING THE DRIFT OPEN GARDENS 2009
Our Very Dear Friends In Heacham
Changing Faces Open
Gardens Sunday 28th June 2009
few months have been quite awful for lots of people not only
here in Heacham but throughout the country and worldwide too
with a very bad recession. People have cut back on so many of
the things that they used to enjoy because the lack of money,
it’s been a worrying time for all.
Unfortunately due to all of these problems charities have
suffered quite badly and they are finding it more and more
difficult to raise money to continue the hard work that they
are doing, this of course includes Changing Faces. I do hope
that the country will soon be on the mend again and that
everyone will have a much brighter future to look forward to?
lighter note we would like to inform you that we will be
opening our gardens once again this year to raise some funds
for Changing Faces. We will be opening a little later in June
than our normal mid month slot due to other events happening
within the village, we didn’t want to clash with others who
had already arranged dates for that particular time of the
will be three gardens open again this year and if you feel
you’d like to join us by opening your garden too in order to
help Changing Faces please do so. You may get in touch with me
on the contact number given at the foot of this letter or
perhaps email me if you like?
Joanne Bird at 19 The Drift. Heacham.
Smeaton & Mo at 34a Kenwood Road. Heacham.
Beeton & Fred Bissett at Le Strange Cottages. Hunstanton Road.
The three gardens will open on
June 2009 from 2pm till
4pm apart from David & Fred at the Le Strange Cottages and
they will open from 2pm till 5.30pm. The admission for entry
into all three gardens is £1 for adults and children go FREE!
of course have our usual stalls in The Drift and Stephanie &
Mo will be doing their teas, coffees & scones. People have
remarked on how much they enjoyed the fine refreshments that
they provided last year, thank you so much ladies for
everything you did!
also remember the beautiful gardens at Le Strange Cottages. I
think that David & Fred have one of the prettiest gardens here
in our village that anyone could possibly want to see and we
are really indebted to them for their help again this year?
May I also please ask
that if you have any potted plants and good clean bric-a-brac
that you don’t require we would love to have them?
I can come and collect any items
on the Thursday, Friday and Saturday leading up to the open
I can only take quality
as I’ve have terrible problems in the past finding a new home
for anything left over at the end of the day, inevitably I’ve
even tried to dispose of this at the tip because nobody wanted
this and was told in no short terms to take it elsewhere. It
was quite a headache on top of the hard work and preparation
that we’d gone through leading up to the opening of our
The Drift we’ve been very busy re-arranging our garden due to
me losing quite a few of my very best plants, as you know I’m
a keen Hosta fan?
years ago we set up the garden to be low maintenance by using
a black membrane covering with a shingle layer on top that we
then planted the Hosta’s through. This worked quite well for a
few years but we then found the Hosta’s roots had started to
work into the membrane; I seem to have lost several plants due
to this problem. The ones that had survived weren’t doing very
well either so it’s been hard work for Joanne, our very dear
friend Ann from across the road and myself to sort this
removed the shingle also the membrane and re-stocked the
garden with several new Hosta’s along with other perennials in
the hope that things will look better soon, it’s definitely
going to take a couple of years to get established again
anyway. I do hope you’ll still come to see what we’ve achieved
so far and perhaps you might even give us a few new ideas on
what we could do?
forward to seeing all our regular friends and many more new
ones also and if you feel you can help by opening your own
garden too we’d love to hear from you?
very sincere wishes
David & Joanne
19 The Drift, Heacham