Beauty and the beach

We’ve been enjoying some fabulous weather in Kent over the last few weeks – which has meant lots of after work trips to the open air pool, here in Faversham.

This weekend we went for an evening stroll along the beach at Seasalter which is about a 10 minute drive away through the orchards and fields of sheep.  It really is quite idyllic.  I love this stretch of coastline for its bleakness.  The tide was out. The sea flat. And we pretty much had the beach to ourselves.

Seasalter has ribbons of sand amongst the shingle, with the sea wall giving protection to all sorts of plant life.  A veritable garden by the seaside!

Seasalter Beach

Seasalter Beach

Seasalter Beach

Seasalter Beach

With the summer holidays approaching, our local horticultural shows are in full swing. I’ve just had a lovely to note from one of my Kent Adult Education students to tell me that she had won two first prizes for flower arranging at her local Summer Horticultural Show – well done Linda!

“It was all down my teacher and the confidence you gave me to have a go! Thanks”

As a thank you to my newsletter subscribers I’m entering you into a competition to win a flower arranging workshop (worth £350) – if you’d like to be in with a chance you’ll need to sign up to my mailing list by midnight Sunday 13 December 2015. The winner will be picked at random and notified by email by Sunday 20 December 2015.

 

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Dates for your diary

Wednesday 12 August – make your own flower crown

Wednesday 9 September – flower arranging workshop and lunch at Belmont House

 

Until next time, happy flowers!

 

 

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