Jubilant June !

I write on dry day which  has been sandwiched between wet windy and very un June weather and it is still cold. I am hoping that the rain holds off on Saturday which is the Frensham Fayre, I am on the Village Shop stand promoting the arrangements that are sold through the shop. ( The picture below is of a medium bucket that sells for £10 at the shop, this one includes rosa mundii, alchemilla mollis and herbs.) I had a scorcher of a day at Churt Fete in May and even in the heat, managed to sell all but one arrangement, which was a lovely feeling on my home patch. Two Wedding enquiries at Churt and a sellout day the following day at Farnham Farmers Market and that one sunny weekend in May was a great success and what now seems like a very long time ago.

I spent the jubilee weekend (with my union jack windmill for company) digging out new borders to extend space for growing flowers and I also created a mini meadow for my children, to house  a tee pee and hammocks. What seems like hundreds of ox eye daisie have been planted in to the lawn and the autumn will see more camassias being added along with fritillaries and swathes of pheasant eye narcissi, more broken nails and very unattractive hands to come ! The geese and chickens have been banished until everything is established, at least now my climbers can regrow after being raised to the ground. The rain has been a great help from a watering point of view, but not with the wind, much time has been spent re-staking delphiniums, anchusas and peonies along with tying everything in for it’s own safety ! The anchusas have been superb this year but my photo does not show them with the stunning en masse effect they had in the cutting patch….

My ten year old son took some pictures for me to post. For at the moment he wants to be a photographer, he took the photo above of  the rosa mundii arrangement and the following shots are of  the borders where the flowers for cutting are grown…. and I have to say were taken in a force 10 gale with an iphone, I don’t think he did too badly though ! As I finish writing so the rain begins again…..

Hesperis, nepeta, allium and roses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Nepeta, roses and peonies

  Tellima, centranthus and aquilegia

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Marvellous May ?!

 

May has arrived not bringing much heat or sun, flowers in the cutting patch just needing the last vital ingredient to get going. The tulips are giving up, too wet for them ! Hesperis, alliums, borage, valerian, alchemilla mollis and others all on the verge of bursting forth. Euphorbias and solomons seal have come into their own along with the camassias and angelica (well worth the space it takes up !).

Flowers are selling brilliantly at Frensham Village Shop, small  to large arrangements set in enamel buckets make perfect gifts for friends or just to cheer up the home. Flowers can be ordered at the shop and collected from there. I have just put in buckets of herbs for sale set in vintage containers. The shop is well worth a visit, lovely fresh local vegetables and food, newspapers and loads more with a real community spirit.

Looking forward to seeing the cutting patch in full flow like this shot from last year …..

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April Showers

Well, the hose pipe ban started and so did the rain !! However, still a busy month in the cutting patch and garden, seed sowing by me and moving all of mother natures lovely self sown seeds of borage, lunaria, bupleurum, hesperis to mention a few. At least this way my potting shed shelves are not so full ! All the sweet peas are in and the rain has helped all of my foliage plants along, there are tulips galore and all of the alliums are elbowing their way in between the anchusas. A bit of sun will have everything romping off ! My star flower of the month has to be Narcissi Geranium, with its cheery faces and heady scent, it has really brightened up the arrangements it graces and the cutting patch too ( although I missed the sun for the photo above ). Silver chimes and cheerfulness are the runners up.

Back to digging new borders and redefining existing ones over the weekend – probably in the rain … but hey ho it will be worth it in June !

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Wedding Fair

I will be at the House Of Fraser Wedding List Wedding Fair at Guildford Guild Hall on Sunday 15th April, come along and see me to discuss flowers for you special day.

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Mothers Day

Mothers day arrangements don’t have to be formal use your imagination and make a beautiful jug from the garden.

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Highland fling

We specialise in interpreting a Brides dream and making the dream a reality bringing a sense of your style to the occasion making your wedding flowers truly individual. We designed this bouquet for a highland fling wedding…

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