Posted in News on July 19, 2013 - 2 Comments
Last weekend we took a trip to the Hampton Court Flower Show. We hadn’t had a chance to go for a few years, so it was great to go again and bask in the heat, great garden displays and all that was on offer. It certainly didn’t disappoint (apart from being a little too hot!).
I was on a mission to purchase some floxgloves – whilst we don’t have a typical cottage garden, I do draw a lot of inspiration from those who cram their gardens full of glorious cottage garden plants – for me foxgloves have to feature!
What we do have is quite a large ‘woody’ area so foxgloves are well suited to it. I did purchase a couple and they now take pride of place in the garden.
Our 3 water butts are now completely dry of rain water so now resorting to tap water for the poor old plants which are positively melting in this heat – even my lavender who I thought liked dry conditions are even struggling!
We can’t complain though as Autumn, the cold and Winter will soon be upon us.
Speaking of those seasons, I am in the process of making some new Autumn/Halloween and Christmas goodies – these will be uploaded to the Seasonal Page as soon as time permits!
Posted in News on July 2, 2013 - 0 Comments
I say it every year, but the school summer holiday’s seem to come round so quickly. I know many dread the long break, but I for one really look forward to them!
This term seems to be jam packed full of school activities and the preparation for my youngest moving to secondary school has begun – he goes again on Thursday and will find out who his form tutor is, his classmates etc etc. Besides that, there are PGL trips alongside other school trips, end of year services besides all the other after school activities – another reason to look forward to the holidays!
In between, I’m making lots of new goodies to take to a Vintage Fair on Saturday (6th) in Chalford, Stroud. If you are local please pop by – there will be lots of stallholders with goodies for sale along with tea and cake! It starts at 11am.
Hopefully next week I’ll be able to get some fabric pumpkins added to the website alongside some Autumnal goodies, and then dare I say it ‘Christmas’ – I really don’t want to think about that yet, but I know people have been asking for Christmas makes already to I better get my thinking cap on!
In the meantime, have a good week!