Thursday, 29 December 2011

End of the year flowering

Feeling rather low after a major Christmas infection that hurled me into bed for a few days despite having my wonderful family at home for a few days, I ventured into an incredibly windswept field today and was delighted to pick an end of year table decoration to include hellebores and heleniums, scabious and snow-in-summer, cornflowers and astrantia, eryngiums and even an Oriental poppy and a shirley poppy! Was there ever such a strange year. At this rate the already-budding paperwhites will be flowering with poppies, certainly some very usual bedfellows. If the rain and wind stop for a while tomorrow I may get to venture further! There are quite a number of hellebores out already in the top garden, some that were already here, but some that I brought back from my mother's garden, so were delighted to pick some of those to have on the Christmas table as we toasted her health.

I'm looking forward to 2012. Lots to do, and hopefully lots more energy, this year has been a bit tough on the personal front here but god bless those little flowers which really do help to keep me smiling.

There will be some new mail order services from here from spring, and some special bridal offers, I'm already looking forward to our first wedding in London in February. And I've discovered a glorious dress shop, if you're planning your wedding do check out Belle and Bunty, which now has to be my favourite dress shop particularly for brides to be, and they have posted a lovely piece on our flowers - Thanks Girls!

This time next week I will be on my way to some warmth, so I'm about to dig out the bikinis from (very) cold storage. The phone messages will still be answered every few days, and mails replied to, and I shall be back towards the end of Jan. Hopefully with a bit of sun on my skin and renewed energy for what I hope will be a fantastic flowery year. A New Year resolution will be to improve admin and actually do some marketing, so watch this space!

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