Reading gives us some place to go when we have to stay where we are - Mason Cooley ..

New arrivals this week

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 Vintage wedding flowers ..

Full of beautifully shot photographs and  step-by-step instructions, this gorgeous book helps you create beautiful, timeless wedding flowers whether you plan to do the flowers yourself or employ someone to do them for you. £ 25 Click to buy

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Floral Affair .. This beautiful booktakes us through a variety of beautiful spaces large and small, some ornate and others simple. From wallpaper to fabrics, floors to ceilings, architectural details, lighting and, of course, flower arrangements, some breathtaking and some simple... but all beautiful in their own right. £25 click to buy

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The Pottery Gardener ... hidden within the walls of the Emma Bridgewater factory in Stoke lies the beautiful, tucked away space created by the in-house and rather dashing, florist, gardener and poultry man Arthur Parkinson. He has created the most vibrant, fun and amazing garden on what was the factory car park. £25 click to buy

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Fine Little Day .. A fine little day is an irresistible patchwork of captivating interiors, inspiring ideas and collections. £17.99 click  to buy

In other news,

Cedar Farm welcomes our new resident Storyteller, Mrs Stanley, who promises to cook up all kinds of story and musical magic over  the summer.

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She has moved into the shed beside Cedar Farm’s playground and is under the watchful eye of the animals who have all expressed an interest in making an appearance in her stories. Minstral, the baby goat wanted to be first. 

Story Shed will be offering storytelling and singing workshops for adults as well as children of all ages. 

A well as offering weekly sessions herself, Mrs Stanley will be inviting a variety of guest tellers too. 

Farmers market this Saturday 10am-4pm xx

Gone potty ...

This week has been mostly spent  planting up pots and baskets for clients ... a job I love xx

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All done and ready to be delivered.  If you need help with yours just pop them into the shop. 

    A snippet of our tiny shop garden. 

 

A snippet of our tiny shop garden. 

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And the maddest chrysanthemums ever.

This Sunday (10th June) sees us celebrating our Cedar Farm Day, there is lots going on throughout the day .. making workshops, storytelling, talks and demonstrations, food tasters, bbq and a bar plus a ukulele band xx

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And look at baby Maggie’s current mode of transport, she is so beautiful xx

Shop life ..

New arrivals today in the shape of beautiful soaps, so the day was spent faffing and reshuffling and photographing. 

        

 

    

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Little rosemary soap bundles  £5.99 click to buy

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orange blossom and honey bundles £5.99 Click to buy

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and the loveliest French rose petal soaps £3.00 click to buy.

The smell when you walk onto our little shop at the moment is amazing. 

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My garden solar powered lights have finally, after six days of thinking about it, decided to illuminate at dusk, the foxgloves are of course stealing the show.

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And this little one continues to make us laugh, she is the happiest most independent little girl,  who goes into, what looks like, the fun-est little wonky world of her own when playing, she is a total and utter bonkers delight. 

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ps .. Farmers market tomorrow, 10am - 4pm

This week ..

It’s been an eclectic week which is nice. 

The shopgirl left the shop, and spent a day with the gardeners. 

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Tidying borders and lots and lots and lots of planting. 

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In a beautiful garden with a delightful feathered companion. 

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It’s was lovely. 

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In other news, this little girl turned 11. 

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and this little girl came to her new home. 

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It’s been fun.

Have a lovely weekend xx