Thursday, 29 September 2011

Pastels ,flip flops,eating super outside ,listening to the owls ,magical.
Iv been reliably informed we will have snow in 2 weeks-shut up!!

Enjoying the garden -end of September !!

Misty mornings ,then hot sunny days-bliss!!

Sunsets and warm evenings. The seasons are Topsy turvey.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Dreaming of a hot sunshine Christmas....

So hot today!! Tried to plant some bulbs but gave up. Not that I'm complaining-Love this weather!! Enjoying it while it lasts.
Planning the Christmas preview-hard to think of Christmas in the sunshine (I think Id enjoy it more if we could have Christmas dinner in the Garden or a picnic??
The preview will be Nov 11 th -in case you were wondering??

Holding on to Summer flowers...

The last of the old Roses and Delphinium from the field-Want to hold onto them , no more till next year!!
Word of warning- I got an email from a fellow blogger/friend-well her email address but someone pretending to be her asking for money. I could tell it was most definitely not her !!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Summer has arrived -for one week only????

The last garden group of the year coming to visit today-lots of cake baking last night!
They will be lucky with the weather -Summer in September!

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Dahlia delights...

Purple gem
Franz Kafka

Radiant -till the first frosts. I leave them in the ground ,with a substantial mulch.

Thursday, 22 September 2011


Making lots of plans at the moment..

Workshops will Finely be happening!!
I must get my house how I would like it-its always on the bottom of the list!
I found this beautiful silk curtain at an antiques fair and wondered what I should do with it? Had an idea I might put it up in my bedroom by the doors that go into the garden.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Thank you for your kind words of support . I'm looking into solutions ,to my recycling dilemma-I do have lots of compost bins-finding room for more.
I'm feeling more upbeat today-delivering flowers to smiling faces,makes me realise I do love my job!

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Feeling rather glum...

I have a hospital appointment that Iv not been looking forward to for a while now. So I will have to close on Friday . I`m trying to put it to the back of my mind(don`t think its working!)
I'm changing things around in the shop-I tend to do that when I'm worried about something, A control thing I guess??
Heard some bad news the other day- our recycling centre is stopping collecting green waste along with all the other items its stopping! The town has had a petition for sometime ,we even got Alan Titchmarsh to sign it for us when he was here. Thousands of signatures !! The council in their short sighted wisdom , keep cutting back on the real needed facilities like public toilets etc. I don't know how I will manage,I have so much green waste with my garden,let alone the shop! I have even questioned if I shall carry on doing flowers and concentrate on vintage-
Answers on a postcard please!!

Ede has taken a shine to the Ottomans we have been selling lately!

Friday, 16 September 2011

Bulbs now in ..

Get planting now -for a great display next year!

pre packs-
Loose bulbs -for sale...

Monday, 12 September 2011

A grand day!!

Thank you to all of you that came to visit on Sunday. Lovely to see so many friendly folk.
The most talked about plant-An Annual , Love-lies-bleeding. Amaranthus.
The question on everyones lips `whats Alan like?`
Teas and cakes went well-people keep asking for a cafe / tea shop here-any thoughts??
I did not bake these,I hassen to add-I get a bit claustraphobic in the kitchen,too much to do of greater inportance in the garden!
I have super friends that love to bake (much,much better than me anyday!!) I strongly believe in letting people get on with what they do best!

Friday, 9 September 2011

Garden open..This Sunday 11-5pm £3.00 pp. Children free.

Tea and cakes in the garden (under cover, of course it will rain!!) Gardeners are a hardy breed,so brave the weather!)
Plants for sale.
Advice given
Come have a gander and a chat.
The shop is open-lots of vintage goodies too.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Possibly the best holiday,ever!

Unique,little shops in Kas

sunken city of Kekova

view from villa
Hot but with a lovely cool breeze.
Endless swimming
Boat trips, sea kayaking,canyoning.
Lots of good food
Warm evenings
Walking around barefoot/flip flops
Great food-too much!!
Everyone got on and had a laugh
We all felt relaxed-what more could you ask for?
Back home to wind and rain
But lots of cuddles from Ede
Back to school-I miss them,it was a wonderful Summer.