Hey September ..

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Oh my … there is a definite feel of Autumn here.

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The shop is beginning to feel it too.

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Candles in the most beautiful scents and completely plastic free.

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Beautiful books to cosy up with, you know that best feeling, when you become utterly absorbed and lost in completely your own little world.

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And bunches of eucalyptus … lots and lots of it.

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Have a lovely day xx

Fridays ..

Well … after having a very lovely holiday, it’s back to this favourite little shop and two wonderful weddings.

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I hope you all had the happiest of days.

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You may have read in previous posts of my nerves and insecurities that come with doing wreath workshops, but, people are so very kind and we have had such lovely lovely evenings doing them before, that we set two dates for winter wreath workshops, which have, delightedly, already sold out.

We may put another one on so please still email if you are interested.

Thank you so much xx

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And this little shop garden continues to delight with its unruliness and slightly chaotic ways.

We are open all weekend.

Happy Friday xx

This week ..

Has been just lovely … the best type. A funny, mixed up, full of laughing, why ever should we not, type of week.

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We had a day out, a sunny breakfast in our special Kirby Lonsdale, and then on to revisit the very beautiful Gresgarth Hall, again, which was just as gorgeous as last time.

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Then it was back to work and out gardening.

This garden has just been redesigned with new paths, raised beds and patio areas and is just lovely.

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We planted a box hedge and roses, underplanted with lavender, lupins and geraniums, to line the new path to the porch.

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We planted lavender and box hedges

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Old troughs were planted with delphiniums, foxgloves, gaura and geraniums.

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It was a scorching hot day, the water sprinklers were used not only for the plants. It was the most tranquil place.

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And then, a very unexpected and impromptu day out to Tatton Flower show.

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But as I am actually very busy, I shall save my nattering about that until another time.

It is Mawdesley scarecrow festival this weekend, there are lots of activities and events going on at Cedar Farm, please see their website for details.

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And , if you are still with me …. I watched a really special moment this morning. A lovely gentleman cyclist turned up on his bike, his friends where already here and they started to sing happy birthday to him. He is 89 today, he was evacuated here in the war and stayed. Happy birthday, I hope you had a lovely day xx

Rain ..

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It’s pouring down outside so I have come indoors whilst it passes, except it no longer seems to be a little shower, more a sort of, last all day downpour. That’s cosy though.

The tiny garden is utterly unruly and staying within none of its boundaries, which is quite right and lovely xx

Today ..

No need for cardigans today which is so lovely. We have the doors wide open, there was talk of a storm but that didn’t happen. 

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The tiny shop garden is exceeding all of our expectations .... it’s full of all the things I love, except hollyhocks, which aren’t keen on me. 

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Our cornflowers, scabious and ammi are being snipped regularly to use in the shop posies. 

New additions this week include

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Baileys candles in orange blossom or fig .. click here 

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Botanical candles in tinder box, cutting garden, Darjeeling tea and rose or orange blossom .. click here

       

 

 

 

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Rosemary and orange  blossom soap bundles .. click here 

Tiny, very useful French baskets .. click  here

French rose petal soaps .. click here

C’est magnifique n’est pas!

 

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And did anybody watch Gresgarth on tv the other night ... wow, if you can’t get to go in real life, the programme was almost as good as xx