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'What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer...' Gertrude Jekyll

This month there has been loads going on...plants have been growing and flowering after the cold and wet in May, seedlings have been transplanted and the biennial seeds are sown. The autumn sown flowers continue to be cut and the Prairie Garden has had more perennial flowering and grass plants added to it. I have added more plants to the online shop and Salvia's and Rudbeckia are about to be added.


It has been fabulous to supply so many flowers to the local community and plants around the UK. The cut flowers have been gracing homes, events and recently weddings...it has been a busy month so far.


The Devon sunshine has been replaced with rain today, so I thought it would be a good idea to retire inside and do this months blog. Customers using the collection service often ask if they can have a look round the garden. I am always up for distraction and a good natter. I really enjoy showing people round and it is great to hear stories from their garden adventures. I find feedback on what and how we grow is really useful and some great ideas come from people about how I can develop the garden further.


This made me think that for those who are further away, you might like to take a video tour of the garden and see how it has developed in the five years we have been here. It will give you the chance to see the work in progress...it is not all pretty I warn you!!. For those of you who have bought flowers and plants from here, you will get to see where they are grown and cared for.


Over the last few weeks, I have made some short video clips so you can see the garden in different areas, from the cottage garden through to the pond. I hope you enjoy the trip and I apologise now...a movie director I will never be!


A final note: It was British Flowers Week last week. I experienced first hand the support for the British grown flower movement. Thank you to all of you who have been buying my flowers. It gives me great pleasure to supply flowers to all of you in the local community.


Hello from Ellie and I

The Cottage Garden

The Cutting Garden (or HQ as I call it)

The Prairie Garden-Phase 1

The Pond

The end of the tour- Herb garden and disaster Sweet Peas!






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