Wednesday, 29 June 2011

How a year has flown...

We managed to squeeze in a couple of days away for our anniversary. The sun came out for us and was as hot as last year, perfect for a few days in Sandwich by the river.

My fav pic from the weekend, field upon field of corn and poppies.

Happy Anniversary hubby x

Speldhurst Fete June 2011

An overcast and windy day, perfect for a British summer village fete!

Selection of posies in vintage china, as well as the usual scented bouquets and bee loving and scented plants.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Two bundles of joy

Let me introduce you to Daisy and Clover.

These little cutties are only 5 weeks old and were abandoned by their mummy.
How could I resist?!
Well I couldn't, so they are now settling in to their new home, a little timid and very hungry but also seeming rather content.

So I am attempting to still try and keep on top of the never ending jobs that need doing but am also finding that they are massive time wasters. I just can't stop popping my head in to see how they are doing.

Friday, 10 June 2011

Full bloom

We have had plenty of rain this week and the flowers are now blooming happily.

Thought I would share with you what I have been picking for bouquets for the weekend and what is currently at its best if you fancy a little something for the home or as a gift (posies and jam jars available, pop by or give me a call).

Beautiful pink and blue salvia

Amazing nigella seed pods with wispy foliage which add a lovely combination of textures to bouquets, along with various grasses.

 Beautifully scented frilly sweet peas in gorgeous pastel shades and rich purples.

Cornflower in either blue or rich, almost black shade.

Dainty daisies  for that meadow look.

And delicious mint added to every bouquet.

And of course whatever else takes my fancy when I'm wandering around the garden with my scissors in hand.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Penshurst Farmers Market 4th June... the result

What a start to the season at Penshurst Farmers Market. With the sun shining and my glamorous assistant in tow (hubby), we set off with a car full of beautifully scented bouquets and jam jars, along with scented, edible and bee loving plants.

All seemed to be a huge success and we sold out of all of our cut flowers.

Here is a taster of what we were selling and what we hope to have more of for the July market.

 Collection of vintage china floral displays.
 I had to tear myself away from this gravy boat as it was one of my faves.

The jam jar posies of sweet peas and nigella were a big hit with the customers.

As were the highly scented bouquets, containing sweet peas, cornflower, nigella, lupins, mint and rosemary to name just a few of the flowers that were used.

The next Penshurst Farmers Market is Saturday 2nd July, hope to see you there.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Penshurst Farmers Market 4th June

The first market of the year will be the Penshurst Farmers Market on Saturday 4th June. We will be there from 9 - 12pm so come and see us if you are in the area. I am willing my little babies to put on a growing spurt and burst in to flower.

Cornflower, sweet peas and nigella are all coming along nicely, as well as salvia, astrantia, plenty of alchemilla and herbs and whatever else inspires me when I come to pick.

Hope to see you there.

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