Christmas has arrived at the GardenShop

Christmas is nearly here now and as well as having our beautiful Christmas window up for a while, we’ve had all kinds of wonderful gifts and Christmas stock in the shop. Christmas Window From lovely Christmas cards and wrapping paper, to lights, decorations, and...

Things to do in September …

My goodness, the year bounds onwards towards Autumn and hopefully some of that lovely Indian Summer weather! We have certainly had our share of ‘weather’ this year … some of the coldest, wettest and hottest I can remember for a long time. All of which all makes for...

Things to do in August …

How did it get to be August already … the year is running away with me. So, the children have broken up from school, the weather is lovely (we hope, fingers crossed!), and the garden is beginning to bear all the fruits of our hard labour earlier in the year. There is...

Things to do in May …

April always brings my annual visit to The Memory Café in Colyton which I absolutely love doing. There is something so therapeutic about pushing your hands into compost, that lovely sweet smell and the joy of bringing on a plant. Indeed, Monty Don maintains that...

Things to do in April …

Well … didn’t we have some ‘Weather’ in March! I have lived in East Devon for most of my life, and can honestly say that I have not seen snow like that for many years. Then freezing rain! Amazing scenes in our garden where the trunks of our apple trees appeared to be...

Things to do in March …

Time was, when I was a girl growing up in the middle of nowhere just the other side of Axminster, that you could see wild primroses growing everywhere in the banks and hedges. I remember picking (shock, horror!!) posies for the ladies to take home on Mothering Sunday...