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Three French Hens

Well, following on with this festive theme, one can’t help but worry about how 3 french hens might survive in this delightfully cold weather! We have hit minus 4 in the workshop so far, but I’m sure it will go lower than that!! Anyway enough about the weather and more about the rather gorgeous designs…

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Two Turtle Doves

Mmmm coasting through google I found some rather lovely pictures of turtle doves…but then found a rather more amusing picture that seemed to fit even more into the festive period. How fab is that….a beer called 2 turtle doves. I think made in California. I could just imagine sitting by some nice log fire sipping…

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Partridge in a Bay tree

Now I know, I know. Those are not the words, but I happened across a rather yummy recipe for pear & cranberry chutney and it got me thinking about the 12 days of the festive period that we are nearly upon. We don’t have a pear tree but two rather nice bay trees sit outside…

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Christmas Special

We are very excited to be offering Christmas Workshops where you learn how to make your very own wreath. All the materials will be provided and we will be on hand to give you guidance! Now a lot of people see the wreaths that we make and say ‘my gosh I could never make something…

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Seasonal Delights

Well, its been a rather varied weekend. Weather wise and all :)….looking back through the photos taken, I thought I would just download a whole lot and let you the viewer enjoy!! These amaryllis are quite frankly sensational, they are currently being enjoyed by customers at Hartley Farm shop (aren’t we nice) These will be…

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Autumn leaves

Now as the title may suggest we are going nostalgic, oh yes we are. I don’t know about where you live but the Autumn colours this year are quite frankly gorgeous!!! As I drive to work along the country lanes I can’t help but see the season in all its glory.But as the photo suggests…

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A further top five

Well, now I dispelled all the rubbish about helping cut flowers survive in your home, I move onto plants! To be honest this is a slightly amusing topic for me to touch on as those who know me know that plants really don’t survive that long in my house! But fret not before you fall…

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Treats all around

I brought some rather gorgeous ‘largo’ parrot tulips home this weekend from work and it got me thinking how often I take flowers to friends and watch them plonk them in a vase or pop them in the sink till they get round to sorting them out. So my thought was to create a helpful…

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Treats all around

It’s been a rather nice week so far…people have been phoning with requests such as ‘well, my friends feeling down and I would love to send a little treat to cheer her up’. That was the yummy sunflowers to the right. Or ‘I just wanted to send a thank you present to my friend, can…

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Sunday Musings

Well, its been a funny week. Both of us sleeping lots and trying to cut down on the latte intake. But the van is cleaned out and the workshop almost back to normal. For those not in the know, we had a stand at the National Wedding Show (NEC) last weekend. Looking back it all…

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