Friday, 31 December 2010

Have a good one.

Happy New year -to one and all. Thank you for all your kind words and support this year.
We are closing till 8th Jan -to catch are breath and plan for 2011.
Have a lovely start to the year .xxx

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

I'm craving pastel colours - NO MORE RED!! It will not return at Valentines-We do alternative shades here.
We have done the family bit (doesn't take long to visit-as we are a small unit,we all live together!) So as the children crave someone their own age , my Hubie is off camping ! I'm desperate for sun and to get out in the garden . Bored of frosty images -need some colour!!
We are open tomorrow and have a wee sale . Then closed till 8th Jan.
I'm counting the days to go to Marrakesh.
When is Mothers day in 2011? My diary does not say!
The flower workshop,you all keep asking for will be in Spring .

So I'm leaving you with this years floral Spring offerings

Thursday, 16 December 2010

The Christmas order book is filling up, thick and fast!
Wreaths are flying out the door. Iv been decorating halls and doorways for folk.
We are open now Sunday, Monday and Tuesday ,as well as our normal days till 2pm Christmas eve.
Will we get lots of snow??
Happy festivities.xx

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Can you spot the little ears??
My other half has gone up North-ice climbing.
He dreams of a white Christmas -I don't!
I'm sitting by the open fire , making wreaths.

Monday, 29 November 2010

We are taking orders now for Christmas ...

Table centre pieces
Bouquets for gifts, or to treat yourself!

Pale and interesting or Christmas spice red.Wreaths too...
We will be open Christmas Eve till 2pm.
Open 29th ,30th and 31st Dec
Then CLOSED Till Jan 8th (unless you need something urgently ,ask me nicely,and Il try and help) )
Hope your getting out and about ok? I had trouble today-couldnt get to where I needed to go-so in a HUMPH!!

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Congrats- to Stuart for winning the blog giveaway ....Not much competion!! Im chuffed a man left a comment .The blogs seem to be ruled by us lady folk (well the ones i look at!)
I'm a bit slow today. We went to a friends birthday bash. What a Brill eve... Danced all night with poppy even though she didn't know half the Golden oldies (80`s and Pogues tribute band called `The Dead Rabbits`s)
So nice to she her confidently bopping away (with no alcohol, unlike most 15 year olds now) We stayed well beyond the witching hour ,unheard of for me these days. Random picture today -The boots I wore when I got married (not into heels) Victorian ice skating boots ,blades removed.
I'm of vintage shopping tomorrow ,if the weathers not too bad and I'm feeling more energetic??

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Blog giveaway.....

Foxtail Christmas wreath postcard set - just leave a comment and I will send off a set for free ...
ends Sunday 21st..

Monday, 22 November 2010

great for toy prezzies....

Worth a visit to Oundle -for real toys (you would love your child to play with , not computer games!) Yes ,they do still exist!! Jitterbug toys is a lovely shop with a lovely owner . They give good retail service . A good reason for shopping away from main shopping centres and global stores . Check out the website-

Monday, 15 November 2010

Christmas has arrived at Foxtail..

We have made a new space in one of the barns . We will be running workshops from here (as soon as the wooden floor gets laid-been waiting a while!) Keep you posted.

Decorations from 50p !!

Christmas candles `Cinnamon and orange`, Christmas Spice` Warm Mince pie`...
Spotty jugs

Bit of bling and vintage..

Thursday, 11 November 2010

The winners are...

Sorry bit late!! Getting Christmas ready...

Picked winners are - Gill from A small Garden
- Ingrid of Spring and Summer
Email me your address ladies and they will be posted off to you ASAP.
Christmas card giveaway next week.
Back to getting Christmas underway for tomorrows preview 6-9pm.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

gifts and giveaways...

Foxtail Lilly postcard sets... Postcard sets. 2 designs 6 postcards in a pack-We have 2 packs to giveaway. Pop a comment and we will pick at random 2 and post them to you free .-ends Nov 9th .
Soaps in a vintage teacup.

Bulbs in bags- not too late ,for a pretty display next Spring.

Lavender bags. Lavender picked from the garden.

More gifts, decorations and Christmas flower displays on 12th -Christmas preview. Pop along and say `Hello`

Monday, 1 November 2010


Dried Rose bud pomander
Faux Roses
Dried Hydrangea Wreath

Busy as I am getting Christmas goodies ready for the preview -I thought we would hold on just a bit longer on the blog!
I'm still digging up Dahlia tubers , so many to lift yet. All the bulbs are in-PHEW!!

Monday, 25 October 2010

Rich pickings

Someone asked me `Has the field been worth doing`
OH YES! With out a dout!! Hard work yes. Expensive initial set up costs but growing the flowers yourself is so much cheaper ,less millage for the flowers and me to travel to get them and you get to grow flowers you just don't get at the wholesalers (If they are they are so expensive ) Some flowers i wont grow for cutting next year but will place them in the garden for decoration -the Love -lies -bleeding is too big for a hand tied!
`What has worked the best?`

Sweet peas
Cerinthe , Cosmos, Dill.etc etc..

The beds were going to be created in Winter but down came the snow . We had short time in Spring to get the beds created ,dug over and planted.
So from this ...

To these...

Larkspur was sown in the Autumn and nibbled by the rabbits but still grew strong. The petals and great for confetti .

Sweet peas went on and on , no mildew! The path was too narrow to pick . The scent was amazing when squashed in amongst the plants picking .

Cornflowers were so tall- I have never seen such long stems!
I was touched the other day Bunny Guiness called and asked me what unusual flowers would I recommend for cutting in May as she is designing a garden for Chelsea . So yes , all in all it has been worth it. The weather was kind this year. Who knows what will grow well next year . Lots of seedlings have emerged ,lets hope they last the winter? Hardy Annuals are tougher than you think and such good value!
So go on buy some seeds...