Sunday, 30 June 2013

Sweet Williams for Sale!

My first flowers of the year are put out on the side of the road today! All very exciting as I had sown these last season and had to wait all this time to behold their glory. Taking my flower snips and Spring Green Twine I thought I would just gather six bunches and see how they go,  We haven't put the stall out yet so they are hopefully going to stay upright in their galvanized flower buckets. The fragrance is gorgeous and colours so vibrant makes you feel happy to be alive.

Here's a picture of them in the veg patch I have also got quite a few in the flower garden!

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Damian The Sheep Shearer

Today the annual event of sheep shearing took place at Rectory Farm.  Our six girls had there hot fleeces removed to reveal skinny bodies underneath and much relief as the cool breeze washed over them!
Damian is so good with them and checks them over for any signs of problems, one sheep is getting a bit old so no more lambs for her, but apart from that they are looking good. Timothy gave the lambs a pedicure whilst they waited for their mums to be shaun.  We have put the fleece on the verge free to a good home.  Last time we did this a lady came back with a couple of egg cosy hats that she had knitted from the wool. She took it home and washed it in the bath then spun the fleece, amazing.

Damian our trusty shearer!
Tim giving a pedicure

One sheep seems to come back to find her coat!

Saturday, 15 June 2013


Last night I thought I would just check out the potato situation in the Vegetable garden. Low and behold small gorgeous new potatoes fell off the fork onto the grass path. The best sight on a warm balmy June evening. We gobbled them up for supper leaving just enough for Timothy to share at the pub later that evening (showing off that we had a first in the group!!), we had been brave enough to plant them on Good Friday and are now rewarded. Can't say the same for the rest of the veg. but it will come along in time.

Friday, 14 June 2013

Josh in the Man Apron

Here is Josh, came over the other night so I collared him to try on my new Apron, same styling but with a plain edge and small bake lite buttons from the 1940's . Josh is our Godson and is now a landscape Gardener, he came to Timothy Garden Design (my Husband Timothy's business) for a school placement and loved it. Well I think he looks just the part in the Apron, £28.00 made of hard-wearing 100% cotton twill with the usual handy pocket with 4 compartments for all the stuff you carry about in the garden.  Can't believe what I have in mine so many bits and pieces, mainly seed packets with a few seeds in the corner, lots of off cuts of twine, a few sweets, flower snips which I must confess I use for everything, mobile phone, gloves and quite often a trowel, always my mini dibber and a pencil. Let me know what you have in your garden apron pocket!

Today Mandi who helps us in the garden lost her phone, we all searched high and low but nothing. Poor Mandi was getting quite upset and thought she had lost it so we phoned her number and could hear that it was on the lawn, eventually after many calls it was located at the bottom of the trug full of weeds!! She should have put it in her apron pocket!