Tuesday, 29 June 2010

The Meadow cutting garden-June

Cornflowers, Cerinthe, Larkspur, Briza.
Salvia, Amaranthus,Buplerum

Sweet peas- All flowers in the shop this week from the garden!
Whats the mileage?? 300 yards!!

Monday, 28 June 2010

water, water, pick , pick...

Sweet peas - got lovely long stems. Wish you could smell them!

Iv not posted for a while as its been frantic. The shop , weddings, open garden on Sunday , watering, watering, picking, picking then more picking.

Visiting Dad as he is still in hospital! I have thought for the first time `i cant do all this` Time to delegate? My family have been amazing for putting up with me ALWAYS in the garden! Helping out. All hands on deck on Sunday my son helped serve ice creams . Poppy was in the shop and Hubie took the money at the gate. My lovely friends all came to the rescue. My dear friend stepped in to do teas and baked the most wonderful cakes.

I was surprised how may came in that heat and the endless sports on TV ( why people sit inside on a lovely day to watch TV astounds me?) My friends Hubie said after the match `Iv just wasted 2 hours of my life` couldn't put it better myself!

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Deep magenta Saturday

Hope you all have a good weekend.
Today the till would not open , then the card machine locked. Luckily we sorted it-phew!
The sun will come out tomorrow-well it better!!

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

June at Foxtail Lilly

Thank you to all who have asked after my father. He is still in hospital but on the mend . He is missing the garden and wishes he could be sitting there now.He is missing the summer flowers.Sadly The hospital has a no flowers policy! Shame.
Iv been out hunting for vintage finds , some lovely bits and bobs in.
The garden is open June 27th- 11-5 for the NGS.

Sunday, 13 June 2010

`Iv just seen your pic , in Country Living Magazine`

Text- from several friends. We are in next months Country Living mag.
They took the photos in 2008!
The plant is a Foxtail Lily!!

`They look like insects`

Said The Bridesmaid- No a dainty grass called Briza. The seed heads dance as they move. I grow lots in the garden ,its amazing .

Friday, 11 June 2010

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Last weekends wedding flowers.

My dad is in hospital ,after he fell and broke his hip. He is missing the garden,we cannot take flowers in-not allowed!

Sunday, 6 June 2010


This picture in The Daily Telegraph today . Bunny Guinness wrote a few bits and bobs about us growing flowers . Did you see it??

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

A big `Thank you`

To all of you who ventured into the garden and to those of you who helped. We have raised tons for the NGS charity (yes , it does go to charity-some people do question)

Having an open garden event :

1] Makes you really focus and get things done . Things that you keep putting off! Like weeding a brick path!

2] Meeting some lovely people (there are always a couple of rude ones ! Hey , There always are -we ignore those !

3] Lovely to see the garden tidy. No hose pipes ,bags of weeds left around

4] Makes you realise how lucky you to be able to do somthing you love.

5] Go in the hammock when they have all gone and relax!