Friday, 27 July 2012

Flowers leaving the shop
This week has been amazing, Summer, finally. Iv been feeling super chilled,just lovely to sit and enjoy the garden. Picking flowers has to be done very early or in the cool of the evening and left to soak.
Never pick in the heat of the day!
Larkspur, Sweetpeas, Ammi, Salvia, Dahlias are all flowering their socks off!!
Off to pack now, very, very excited. So looking forward to recharging the batteries.
Thankfully I have willing family members to water while I'm away-they love coming to garden sit!

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Summer come at last!!

Well, not sure whats going on with my blog-today, its letting me post!
Summer has arrived (finally! For how long??) The flowers have been in full scale 'go for it' mode!
Lovely spending my evening picking after a super in the garden-perfect!
Im off on holiday on Monday -im so excited going to Paxos -Iv not been to a Greek island in years . Looking forward to relaxing, swimming and eating Greek food!!
Hope you all have a wonderful Summer (if Im unable to blog for a while??)
Hopefully report back soon.

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Possibly my last blog post??

Has anyone else got the same problem?
Google says I'm out of storage -I need to pay per month to upload more pics?
Im not sure about it all? I'm not very techno,at all!
So for now will have to say 'BYE FOR NOW'
Foxtail Lilly is on Facebook, so you can catch up with the latest news there- I shall try and sort it.

We went to Hampton Court yesterday, I was to report back with lots of pics, but sadly not to be!
Lots of lovely show gardens but bit jumbled as to where some of them where and mainly tents and stalls selling garden tat .
A lady came up to us and said she loved our garden on telly, quite took us back, was funny but sweet!

I hope this isn't the end of my posting?? Feel bit puzzled really, if any of you have the same problem, please let me know. I shall miss posting.
Take care and best wishes all xxxx

Sunday, 1 July 2012

 Sometimes work can, well just feel like work but then comes a job comes along to remind you why you do what you do? The wedding this weekend didn't feel like work, it was a total pleasure. The clients were lovely and the venue was held in a lovely country garden belonging to the Brides parents. I do think if you have the space and a pretty garden then that is truly your best bet because ..
A - Why pay for a venue that so many others have also used?
B- Share your beautiful garden you have tenderly loved for others to see.
C- not far to travel!
D- you will feel so much more relaxed and literally feel 'At home" your guests will pick up on the vibes and will feel relaxed too.
E- save some money on venue costs , obviously! Spend it on the garden instead!!

We got married in our garden and apart from foolishly doing the food ourselves (although are amazing friends helped ) was hard work -Get caterers in every time!!
I wouldn't have or would ever again get married anywhere else!
 Loved these tissue pom poms made by the brides Mum-isnt it lovely when family can join in and feel involved. I really got the feeling this family loved working together .

 The pergola was the entrance to the marque-great for photos.

 I loved the colour of the front door-so light and summery
 So many Roses climbing up the pergola and walls.

Lovely to be appreciated and told how much they loved the flowers , I came away feeling very happy with my work and hopping they all had an amazing day .

Been a good week. It was our wedding anniversary this week- 18 years but we have been together 24 ! I carnet believe its been so long I hope the bride and groom will be as happy as we have been.