What’s a Hoedown?

What’s a Hoedown?

Clue: it’s not a gathering involving shouting catchy phrases like “yee-haw”!  A Hoedown is what I called my Garden Consultation Service, purely because ‘Garden Consultation’ sounds so boring! If you want to yell “yee-haw” at the end...
Seeds to Sow in May for easy Summer Colour

Seeds to Sow in May for easy Summer Colour

The seeds of Annuals can be bought in the supermarket, garden centre or high street homeware store for a couple of pounds a packet and they literally can provide hundreds of colourful flowers in just 1 packet!  Buy in May to sow outside straight away.  You’ll need to...
#52Garlands gets to Number 52

#52Garlands gets to Number 52

So I’ve reached the end of my #52Garlands Challenge!  And here is Garland Number 52 just in time for Christmas which brings me full circle!  It contains Conifer, Pine, Star Jasmine, Ivy and Holly with Teasels and Cones. 2 years ago I made a Christmas Wreath for...
A new term and a new start . . .

A new term and a new start . . .

My little girl went back to school today in new shoes.  She hasn’t mentioned school all Summer, but as we walked there today she talked about being nervous and excited and how that was making her tummy feel funny.  She held my hand as we walked and talked and...
Frost on the Leaves Photoshoot

Frost on the Leaves Photoshoot

I was really proud to be asked to collaborate with other creative professionals on a styled wedding photoshoot in the Autumn of 2016. It took place in woodland in Surrey with the theme ‘Frost on the Leaves’.  The group wanted to explore the beauty of a late English...

Spring is in the Air

Although its been drizzling most of the day here in Surrey today, it definitely feels like Spring is in the air.  The Snowdrops are out, the Daffs and Crocus are coming and I saw a Robin collecting material for its next today. But the main reason I know Spring is on...