Late Summer…The Badgers are back ‘big time’ digging holes in the lawns, Foxes are barking at night, the owls have started their late evening hooting and we are again inundated with baby rabbits despite Woody’s patrols round the grouns and surrounding fields. Still lots of super colour in the garden with a good display of Hydrangeas in various hues and of course our National Collection of Eucryphia are in flower.Woody, the feline incumbehas grown from a poor abandoned teenage kitten to the most magnificent confident and friendly cat. He's massive, though the vet says he still has more growing to do at 7kgs I dread to think what size he will be eventually - he'll be the new 'Beast of Dartmoor' ! Woody loves to meet guests and is becoming a 'gardening' cat, following Alan everywhere and 'helping' (if you can call it that) with gardening duties. He (Woody not Alan) actually walked round the garden with several groups on our open day telling them tales of tree climbing escapades.Our next NGS OPENING will be in 2018 so watch this space. The NGS scheme. It is a wonderful way to raise money for charity so please visit and enjoy our wonderful garden and scrummy tea/coffee and cakes !!