Sunday, 29 May 2011

Saturday -A wedding and a broken till!! The hunt was on for a replacement .
Sunday- Garden,garden ,go out for lunch then garden ,garden. Husband reverses over the boy who waters the plants bike(not while he was on it I might add!)
Monday-We open the garden - last year we had 700 odd visitors. Rain is forecast so perhaps a tab fewer?? Save watering!
Perhaps a lie down in a darkened room is required?

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Romantic Roses

Wish you could smell these old fashioned Roses-very intense. They don't last as long as modern hybrids ,but I would pick them every time! This one is called Reine des Violettes ,even the name is romantic. I don't get flowers bought for me by my husband anymore,but I do get Rose bushes for anniversaries ,so I get Roses every year.
This spray rose is called Mimi Eden-dreadful name but a pretty Rose.

This strong wind is playing havoc with the garden. I hope it will drop for the garden open on Monday?? Hope to see you, come and say `Hello`

Monday, 23 May 2011

A jolly day out in Norfolk

We went to West acre gardens , a lovely walled garden to walk round and splendid plants to buy. We meet our friends who live in Norfolk and had our picnic by the Bamboo. Too windy to go on the beach.
We then went to Wells-by-sea. Flynn loves the ice cream . The town is a diverse mix these days of seaside tat and swanky new shops side by side. I'm not sure if the swanky shops work? The best fish and chip shop there and a cider/apple juice shop . Ede pulled-the owner fell in love with her!

Saturday, 21 May 2011


Happy weekend.

We are off to the coast on Sunday-I feel the need for some sea air. I might buy the odd plant or two!! A picnic on Holkham beach-aghh, lovely. I have a hectic week next week. A film crew visiting, a wedding and the garden open on Bank holiday Monday.

Have a lovely time,whatever you do this weekend.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Picking this week...

The shop alarm went off at 2am and 5am-intruders... Spider!! Don't think the neighbours were too happy??

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Blousey , frilly summer flowers.

Everyone comments on the lovely scent,as the enter the shop. Sadly I'm immune,as I'm in there all the time.
I'm not a huge Geranium fan,but they do say `Summer`

Wednesday, 18 May 2011


sets of tables and chairs

This amazing oak cabinet ,is a real gem
I spotted this funky 50`s fabric covered mattress -I`m not a huge fan of 50`s style but fell for this one. Perfect for the garden.

Lots more photos to add but blogger wont let me-aghhh!!
The oddest thing happend today-tell all soon!!

Thursday, 12 May 2011

May garden

Poppy time

Garden all the way-for open garden in 2 weeks ,give or take a day or so. Weddings in between .

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Happy being a gardener

Feature on Alan Titchmarsh in the Sunday Times- New series we are going to be featured, on screen in June. We are the last in the series no 8. Going to on a Friday eve ITV1 before Monty.

My Ede is poorly -visit to the vet today.

Someone told me a florist told her `I was just a gardener` JUST! I'm rather proud to be one!

I had a lovely trip to Norfolk on Tuesday-so hot!

Saturday, 7 May 2011

May.... Such a lovely month ,to get married. Peonies Brides love them , the most requested flower after `The Rose` .
May I also say `Hello` to the lovely couple who called in, all the way from Yorkshire last weekend. I hope you enjoyed your gardens?

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Pink printed labels
Hazel poles-for runner beans or Sweet peas . Bundles for sale.

Honeysuckle, Antique Rose, Elderflower champagne, Geranium and pink rosebud, Strawberry and summer wine . Scented candles in a tin

Alliums and Iris-star performers

I wanted to show you pics of my weekend on the river,but alas ,I cannot find the usb cable for my other camera anywhere! I didn't watch the wedding-shock horror! Enjoyed the sunshine and relaxed instead ,great time to travel-no cars!!