open gardens

Its been a little bit busy here-on two consecutive weekends in June we first hosted an Open Garden to raise money for the local Village Hall and then a Garden Party complete with marquee on the meadow for 85 guests to celebrate some very special anniversaries in our lives. Both events were incredible fun. And … More open gardens

mid month flowers

The garden ran out of steam last summer after the early June flush, so this year we have begun to plant perennials for  late summer colour, as well as growing plants from seed.  The verbena is seed raised, and plants survived last winter and have grown much more sturdily this year. I sowed verbena rigida … More mid month flowers

Seed

Back in the early Spring, when it was too cold to spend much time out of doors, I dreamed of having a border planted with flowers to cut for the house, and in an optimistic spirit ordered seeds from Sarah Raven and bought packets at the supermarket and found forgotten seeds in the stash. When … More Seed