Blog - The Potting Sheds
At last …
Weddings where allowed.
Small intimate affairs, the loveliest type.
How nice it was to see our brides and grooms , who have had to postpone sometimes, 4 or 5 times, finally getting their day.
All the more beautiful.
To be allowed to be part of a day which is so very personal, and to form these little friendships and help create a dream come true, never seems to stop being very very special.
If you are needing flowers for any occasion … hello,, goodbyes, thank you, sorry or just because, then please just let me know
Thank you so much for allowing us to share your most special times.
With love xx
We had been asked many times this week if we would hold private gatherings for winter wreath workshops.
If you and a small group of friends would like to spend a couple of hours making your very own winter wreaths, then we would love you to join us.
All materials and foliage will be provided, we love wild and natural but who knows what you will create.
You may just like to bring a pinny if you are anything like me.
As our shop is tiny , we can only accommodate a cosy 6-8 people per workshop.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if this is something you would be interested in.
Prosecco, our spiced apple juice and cake will of course be provided and dates will be arranged with you.
The price would be £50 per person.
Thank you, with love xx
Orange blossom soap bundles .. £5.99
Beautiful aged pigeons .. £14.99
Orange blossom or jasmine candles .. £15.50.
And if anybody else would like to love pansies but can’t handle the rather garish colours .. fear not .. we have trays and trays of these delights.
All available from shop.thepottingsheds.com
With love xx
Summer took us to the very beautiful Sussex, which I have only , in the last couple of years, discovered and I am totally loving exploring it. . Bonkers Brighton, Hastings and Rye are all lovely and Lewes is fast becoming a favourite place to be.
There are many places on my list.
I obviously knew about Great Dixter and Christopher Lloyd, but I had never really thought about visiting, and with my geography knowledge being dodgy, I didn’t realise that it was close by.
However, I was informed that it was their plant fair and it was a bit of a must see, so off we went.
Oh my days … what a place.
I am sure that you already know, but Dixter was the family home of gardener and writer Christopher Lloyd. - it was the beloved focus of his energy and enthusiasm, and fuelled over 40 years of books and articles
It is one of those really special, slightly unruly , very very beautiful places. Where you can get lost for hours, exploring the many hidden away places, sunken gardens, and buildings ….. the feeling that you are discovering something which nobody else knows about.
It is a magical place … it blew us away .
if you are ever close by then it really should be on your must see list, especially on Plant Fair day.
Oh, and if you are peckish, then The Ram in Firle (near the very gorgeous Charleston farmhouse) is quite gorgeous and delicious and has great gins which is always important.
With love xx
Thank you for all of the many many messages asking if we are ok, we are thank you.
You have been missed xx
The shop has had a really lovely busy time since we last chattered. Thank you to everybody who comes and shows us kindness, and those who supported us when we where all upside down and inside out …. that was a weirdo wonky time wasn’t it.
Weddings became a thing again, and being able to do the flowers for the many small intimate gatherings that have been allowed, has been an utter delight.
I think that these teeny tiny weddings have been my most favourite.
The gardeners and landscapers are still none stop busy, creating the most beautiful spaces that you ever did see, be it a small courtyard , a new build garden, or one with rolling lawns and endless views
Please get in touch if you have an outdoor space that you would like transforming, planting or maintaining.
Summer has taken us to many many beautiful places, we have been very lucky.
We are however all home now, and very much looking forwards .
Our little shop is turning its thoughts to autumn (a day after writing this we got a heatwave).
I feel that the colder months are it’s favourite time of the year.
Workshops (Yieks) and fires …. books, candles and many winter weddings, oh and my gorgeous lockdown coffee machine has a milk frother …… so it will be all about perfecting the hot chocolate.
I hope that you have a lovely week xx
Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 14th March this year for those who aren’t sure.
We have bunches for all budgets, and of course, it isn’t just a day for mums. It could be a friend, auntie, granny or neighbour, anyone close to you I think, who shows care and kindness.
Our order book is open if you wish to say it with flowers.
Its really simple to order online at shop.thepottingsheds.com
I am always very aware when talking about this particular day, that some people find it a struggle. Please know that you are in our thoughts.
With love xx
Just done the first bit of gardening in my garden this year and I’m now completely giddy ... just last week everything was so cold and solid ... no signs of life at all. Apart from the poor hellebores who’s heads were bowed particularly low ..
But today, oh what a difference... as I cut back the hellebore leaves to reveal the nodding flowers and cut back the grasses to make way for the new growth signs of life were visible all around me. The iris reticulata are just showing, and the silky leaves of the pulmonaria blue end sign are just starting to unfurl. I have cut back the wisteria to create stubby stems that will flower later in April through to June.
Today was about clearing spent foliage to make way for this years growth but I refrained from cutting back the hydrangeas just yet... still a little nervous about a frost. I did notice, apart from the hellebores and a magnolia that is full of buds, I have very little colour for this time of year. So, I will be visiting the nursery to pick up lots of early spring flowering bulbs to fill the gaps. I’ll make sure there are plenty for the shop too …
these will be available to order on line and click and collect or we can deliver if your local and on our daily rounds.