A New Flowering Year Begins

“Bare branches of each tree on this chilly January morn look so cold so forlorn. Grey skies dip ever so low left from yesterday’s dusting of snow. Yet in the heart of each tree waiting for each who wait to see new life as warm sun and breeze will blow, like magic, unlock springs sapContinue reading “A New Flowering Year Begins”

For everything there is a season

For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest.   Winter often has the appearance of peace and stillness, but beneath the frost and snow the earth is at work, preparing forContinue reading “For everything there is a season”

Where did Summer go?!

I have finally done it, I have finally sat down and actually written a blog post! The last few months have been so busy and exhausting that trying to take the time to write a blog just hasn’t happened. The truth is that I have also struggled for inspiration to write, the pressure to writeContinue reading “Where did Summer go?!”

Selling Flowers and Weather Watching

Early May as a flower farmer is one of those funny little periods of hesitation and wondering. Spring has begun to relinquish its hold, yet Summer still seems somewhat away in the distance. Odd days tease and tantalise with warm, glowing sunshine on your back, but cool breeze never seems to far away, murmuring aboutContinue reading “Selling Flowers and Weather Watching”

An Awakening

What does Spring mean to you? The birds are singing, the sun is shining, the lambs are skipping, the blossom is blooming and flowers are emerging. (In practice anyway, there are still some wet and dreary days that drag you back into the dearth of Winter.) But beyond these superficial images we mentally associate soContinue reading “An Awakening”

Frustrations and Small Victories

I am not going to lie, patience is not my strongest virtue. I like instant results. When I decide upon something I want it all done and dusted to perfection (another of my little quirks – perfectionist through and through) as quickly and efficiently as possible. Now it is becoming very clear to myself thatContinue reading “Frustrations and Small Victories”

Wondrous Winter and Christmas Festivities

You step out, dressed to the nines in an abundance of woollen layers, bundled up, ready to brace the elements. There is a crisp crunch underfoot and a stillness in the atmosphere. You exhale and your breath fills the air before you, lingering for a second, caught in-between the warmth of your body and theContinue reading “Wondrous Winter and Christmas Festivities”

The Arrival of Autumn

I have a confession to make, depending on your views about magic (I happen to believe wholeheartedly in the “magic” Mary Lennox and Colin Craven discover in The Secret Garden) it will probably shape your reaction to my confession, but nonetheless it could be deemed quite a significant one to some…up until this year IContinue reading “The Arrival of Autumn”

Rabbit Wars and Making Progress

Summer ebbs and flows in all its glory, the sun shines and the breeze is gentle, the garden sings and dances with colour and harmony – well in theory anyway! It is rather disheartening when you look out in the middle of August and all you see is green upon green with not a hotContinue reading “Rabbit Wars and Making Progress”

Flower farmers in the making…

So there we are, sat enjoying a rather pleasant pub lunch on holiday in Northumberland (as we have done for over twenty years),  when Dad pipes up with words to the effect of ‘I think I could retire to Northumberland.’ We all laugh it off as one of Dad’s big, extravagant life-changing statements that moreContinue reading “Flower farmers in the making…”