Day 78 of Hartington Virtual Open Gardens and we are visiting Melvyn’s garden for the first time. Pots on the patio, lupins thriving in the borders, shrubs on the terracing makes the best use of the hillside with the lawn on the flat valley floor and all finished off with a lovely climbing rose.

Thank you for all those continuing to send photos, the daily updates will now continue well into next week. So far photos ready to go until Day 85, June 24th. Can we make it to 100 days? Photos of new gardens or revisits to gardens previously featured can be sent, with a short commentary, to A maximum of 5 gardens per post please but it can just be one, whatever makes your garden special or has helped through lockdown.

The next garden will feature at 9.00am on June 18th