One of my passions is supporting local businesses, especially local farmers. Recently, I've been seeing lots of florists using stems of unripe blueberries in their design work and I fell in love with the amazing colour variations and beautiful foliage. It reminded me of a blueberry farm I'd heard off, and luckily the timing was right and so off we went!Read More
I'm writing this (slightly late, as ever) looking over a garden filling up with early summer flowers. The lavender is just opening up, the climbing roses are blooming and foxgloves are towering over everything. We had a glorious May and the garden was grateful for a bit of warmth and sunshine after a cold, wet and snowy spring.
Spring is here and we are excited. It's been a long winter, not helped by three dumpings of snow in March, and everything in the garden is behind. Dicentra, that's normally in full bloom by now, is just starting to appear above the soil. The hellebores have only been blooming for a couple of weeks and the daffodils in the shade garden are only just budding up. We are ready for some sunshine and some warmth!Read More
December is here and with it, all the magic of the season. I LOVE December, especially since moving to the (very cold) countryside. The mornings are crisp and misty, the woodsmoke curling out of chimneys into the cold air and frost whorls on the tops of the gateposts. Our house is filled with pine trees, candles and decorations and my thoughts are turned to giving and celebratingRead More