Wednesday, 25 May 2011

blimey blousey Iris!!

I'm just so happy that my iris has bloomed even better this year and by happy coincidence, when you look at them from one way, the colours look fab with the blue/purples of the lavender and ceanothus behind! When you look at them the other way, there's a nice contrast with the lime green of the lady's mantle. Not quite Chelsea I know but I just wanted to show them off a bit!!! Got them from the lovely man at Sunnyside Nursery - you should check him out, he's brilliant AND local!!!

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Congratulations Cleve!!

One of my favourite garden designers, Cleve West, not only won a gold medal but also won Best In Show at Chelsea Flower Show today, and I'm very happy for him! I've always liked his approach to gardening and garden design - and if you're an allotment fan, you need to take a look at his! If I ever had the chance to have one myself that looked even half as good as his I'd be a happy bunny! If parsnips in flower are good enough for Chelsea, then they're good enough for me -  I just thought I'd share that with you!!!

Monday, 23 May 2011


Had my new stuff at the Ashridge Garden Party fundraiser yesterday....things did not start well - wind AND rain do not a happy stall holder make! But evetually the sun came out as did the crowds plus many friendly faces popped over to say hello!!! Thanks for coming to show your support - it's always deeply appreciated even if I don't show it at the time as I'm usually overwhelmed by either punters or the fact that I'm still standing and smiling!!!

Monday, 16 May 2011

Ashridge Garden Party/Hospice of St.Francis fundraiser

I'll be having a childrenswear stall at this fundraiser on Sunday 22nd May 2-5pm at Ashridge Business School so I hope if you can you'll come along....a terrific annual event for the whole family whilst raising money for The Hospice of St.Francis
I've been busy making children's customised clothing for this event, for both girls and boys, and there's a range of accessories, new for this summer. Come and say hello!!!