Well we can fight it all we like but Christmas is definitely about upon us . Bases mossed ,greenery snippers at the ready and workroom kitchen stocked up with tea and treats to keep us going . I like to stay local for the winter so find me on Newark Royal Market on Wednesdays and Saturdays And if possible Stamford Market on a Friday . Wreaths etc available at Allington Village Store (NG32 2EA ) and you can contact me directly to order prices from £10.00 upwards for wreaths ,colour of bows and trims etc to suit as all made to order …can be posted out for a £10.00 charge to most of the uk . Fresh Planted containers available also from the village and market mainly bulbs but most things available on request . I don’t do so many faux flowers at Christmas but happy to make something up for you send me a pic of a container or where it’s to go and I will do my best to create something suitable . Keep an eye out on Facebook for pics and availability .
Well it’s been a busy few weeks ,wedding flowers ,funeral flowers , shows etc . I really love what I do and am very lucky to do what I enjoy . Big thank you to friends and family that help me when I realise I can’t be in two places at once etc and thanks to my lovely pooch he’s the best x. Looking forward to #TheRoyalWelshShow next week hoping to see lots of customers of old and new ,a great setting in the valley lots to see and do .Find me in the #shopforsomethingdifferent marquee where as ever as well as my stand you will find lots of lovely stands to tempt you . Then off to the New Forest not stood there for a few years as it usually clashes with the Royal Welsh but not this year it’s a really lovely classic country show . Nearer to home weather permitting I should be at Stamford market on Friday and #NewarkRoyalMarket on Saturday .Always nice to see a friendly face so come and say hi if your in town ….as ever bring tea if it’s early …..Enjoy the summer sunshine …petal x
Well it’s been awhile I know not got any better with this internet thing ..apologies but shows all been really good so far this year lots of lovely repeat customers and new lovely people . Just getting sorted for Shrewsbury flower show my family used to stand with fresh flowers many many years ago so I’m looking forward to seeing the show and all the amazing flowers . As for my little stand in #theshopforsomethingdifferent marquee they will either love or hate me I think but I have some lovely new faux Hydrangea and still some of my meadow delights that won’t wilt in the heat . Will post a few pictures of them in the next day or 2 when they are delivered . Enjoy the sunshine and if your attending Shrewsbury come and say hi always nice to see a friendly face x
Well don’t faint at this post been awhile I know. No excuses I must embrace technology I must and I’m trying(very l hear many cry ) .Anyway October is the month for spending lots of money buying in stock,making up and organising Christmas delights and catching up with paperwork etc . I have a few events booked for November details in events one of them is my own event this year hosted kindly by Allington Manor won’t be anything flash it’s only me and my wares but it’s a lovely chance to buy and order Christmas delights in a beautiful setting ,you can book afternoon tea with the Manor at a discounted price lovely to bring friends to nice and relaxed the Manor is a great venue for events and lovely for local businesses to support each other . I am very lucky to live in such a lovely village and as always locals come and support which is always greatly appreciated . Right time to take pooch for a walk he’s looking at me as if to say I’m bored can I please play in the leaves outside …happy days .
Well I hope 2017 has started well for you . This time of year I spend catching up on the dreaded paperwork , skip filling with all the rubbish accumulated in 2016 and planning for the 2017 season plus taking pooch for some extra lovely long walks . I have booked some shows which I will list on the website in the coming days and as ever let me know of any that you think my flowers and I would be good to stand as your knowledge and help is always appreciated . I am still standing at Newark market on Wednesdays and Saturdays ( weather permitting ) and the village shop in Allington has some fresh delights to cheer away the winter blues , but may take a bit of time for myself at some point so if making a special journey just ping me to check first . As ever you can email me always nice to know how things are with you and if I can help with anything I will . There are some lovely spring artificial flowers available at the moment snowdrops ,anemones ,tulips etc as well as various planters of fresh spring bulb / plant delights . Right time for a dog walk before the snow arrives ! x
So it’s very nearly the Great Yorkshire Show . Lots of prep making up some loverly arrangements to take ,don’t forget if your visiting you can always bring me along a container of your own to fill . Find me at the front of the “shop for something different “marquee stand number 386 on the main avenue up from the brown gate . Been busy in general the Highland show was lovely as ever great people and nice and busy so happy days . As you can tell I still haven’t sorted my website for buying online I can only apologise a lovely patient chap has tried to help me but I can’t get my head around it ,you know if you need/want anything just email me and I will send you pictures check all ok and post to you but. I will/ must sort it out and accept its the future of retail but I’m old fashioned in that I like the one to one of selling but hey ho I must change anyway enough of my waffle for now I need to go and sort out some more blooms for Yorkshire . Hope to see you there X
ps I have sadly given up Stamford market for the summer due to me missing so many Friday’s just was not viable but I’m still at Newark Wednesday’s and Saturdays ( shows permitting ) will be there this Wednesday and Saturday if in the area please come and see me as ever bring tea if it’s early X
Well the shows have begun so far so good lots of lovely people ,nice places and even some sunshine in the odd location ! I have been busy also with fresh flower displays for wedding’s ,funerals and just general displays of loveliness . If you look at the diary you will see that I am now not at Lincolnshire show but at the Highland show I just really love it ,I tried to split myself in two so I could do both but even though there is enough of me it would be very messy so I have decided to go with the Highland so if you are visiting the show please come and say hi I will be as usual in the “shop for something different “marquee at the top of the showground . I will have some lovely silks as ever and heron cross pottery and other jugs to compliment the flowers . Bring me a container of your own to fill for you with your choice of flowers as you can at any show I attend also you can email me if there are any particular flowers you are looking for and I will try and bring them for you . Sad news that I now have finished standing at Stamford for the summer at least ,expensive rent and lack of footfall as well as the fact that I am working at events a lot of weeks through the summer has forced the decision , I love Stamford and its people and hope to be back will keep you informed 🙂 . Right short and sweet sorry it’s been awhile I need to embrace technology more but I prefer to chat face to face . Hope to see you somewhere soon …,petal X
Well I know it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas everywhere but I love autumn and want to enjoy the fabulous colours and delights of this time of year there will be plenty of time for ho ho ho Ing soon enough . I’m back at my lovely markets of Newark and Stamford and have some great berries and flowers for sale as well as some fresh autumn planters etc if your Around either town on market day pop and say hi ,bring tea if it’s a cold day 🙂 . I’ve really enjoyed the summer season of shows and I promise over the winter I will make my website more buyer friendly and embrace the World Wide Web ( oh eck but know I must ) so that you don’t just have to find me at a show or market to buy a lovely display or flowers for your home but I do love to see and natter with my customers . Anyway I’m waffling just a little mention of the C word I am not planning to do my own Christmas evening this year for a few reasons but keep a look out on the website for info of a few events I will be attending on the run up to Christmas .Right I Hope you’ve picked lots of blackberries and sloes , are kicking leaves as you walk and will be carving pumpkins for Halloween ahhh it’s the simple things …happy autumn xx
Well finally the nights seems to be drawing out just an ickle bit and buds are showing in the garden . There are some lovely snowdrop displays around the area worth visiting including Easton walled gardens ( www.eastonwalledgardens.co.uk )and Great Ponton (www.littlepontonhallgardens.org.uk ) definitely worth a visit and a great way to remind you that the dark days of winter are passing and what a lovely year we have to look forward to . I have booked a few shows for this year and will get a wriggle on and get the dates posted on my website but don’t forget if you know of any events that you think will be good for me and my displays please let me know . New stock is arriving weekly and as I have gone more technically mobile and with some well ok lots of help from Mr website ,buying etc should be easier from the website this year . I’ve been taking some time to catch up with friends and throw more sticks with the dog but now I must get back into things as Mother’s Day and Easter are not that far away . As I said new stock starting to come in now including some new British dried flowers which I will get some pictures up on the site for you to see very soon . Time for a stick throw with the dog bye for now .petal x