Pampered or what?
Yellow and Orange welsh poppies self seeded everywhere -I haven't the heart to pull them out.
Tuesday, 26 April 2011
Saturday, 23 April 2011
Is it Spring ? Feels like Summer-Have to stop and think ,this is APRIL!! Amazing weather. The hot weather slows you down , I'm feeling very chilled (I have someone to come and water for me,so I feel less pressured, a spare hour!)
Hope you all enjoy your Easter break -Just don't let your eggs melt! My son got an ice cream maker for his Birthday ,we are enjoying the fruits of his labour! Very yummy.
Friday, 22 April 2011
A walk in the woods ,cool of the evening. A welcome break -
Iv been a bit stressed of late, this is my bustiest time of the year. Potting up plants, sowing seeds , weddings, getting the garden ready for open day . All this with half term too! My son had his12th Birthday. We had a lovely day on the river with a picnic,he baked his own cake,as he adores cooking now, he got a Raymond Blanc cookbook and an Ice cream maker (amazing ice cream in half an hour,so good this weather!)
Thursday, 14 April 2011
Monday, 11 April 2011
To buying SEEDS!! I carnt stop!
As follows- Cobaea (cup and saucer plant) wonderful climber
More.. Sweet peas Cupani -I have tons plants all ready to go in but what the heck ,can never have too many!
Sunflower Black magic (never grow yellow ones , as I hate yellow!)
Larkspur -white, lillac,deep blue
Cerinthe -I lost my plants in the winter
Panicum frosted explosion (best grass ever for cutting)
Nigela` mulberry rose`
Cosmos -`purity `
Amaranthus `marvel bronze`
Rudbeckia `Cherry Brandy`
To name but a few!
Iv had the lurgie all week-Felt washed out, could not stop coughing-so gardening has slowed down. So rested in the hammock!
Friday, 8 April 2011
I had some exciting news today- I was approached by a TV company ,as they are making a programme about `Britain's best loved gardens` with Alan Titchmarsh . They are doing a programme on growing cut flowers and they have asked me!! They are coming to shoot in June. This is the reason I have not been able to organise workshops. They will have to re- schedule these for September. Alan is coming here!!!
Thursday, 7 April 2011
Red Kites flying high ,butterflies and washing drying in the warm breeze. I'm potting on in the poly tunnel-Ahh ,life does not better than this. When the sun shines and its warm enough to abandon the thermals . Britain in Springtime is heaven.
Tulip picking time..
Tulip picking time..
Monday, 4 April 2011
Last years Sweet Pea tunnel
Phew, Mothers Day preparations were manic. We nearly ran out of flowers. I have been vintage shopping today, this week I shall show you my finds. Seed sowing is top on the list now. I have Sweet peas growing away in the poly tunnel. The Autumn sown ones damped off , but these sown in the Spring seem very happy chaps indeed,lots of strong growth. I shall start to harden them off this week. Sow some now-go on you wont regret it,they smell so divine. Seeds and plants from simplyseedsandplants.co.uk