Making plans for Sunday

Sleepover Sunday. A lie-in until 8.30am.  Lunch in the garden. And the afternoon taking in some floral sights.

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Drove up the A251 to St James Church in Sheldwich to visit the flower festival.  I love a flower festival and am in awe of the ladies and gentlemen who put in so much effort and attention to detail in setting up their displays.  The theme this year was “a visit to the theatre”.  My particular favourite was The Sound of Music, which included raindrops on roses, bright copper kettles and brown paper packages tied up with string.  Despite being a favourite at our place I’m not sure that I’ve got those items listed in the right order.

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Those who know me will be shocked to hear that I didn’t stop for tea and cake.  Instead it was a drive cross country to Belmont House and Gardens for Open Farm Sunday.

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Belmont is a particular favourite and we’ve visited many times.  Even the route to the toilets has a spectacular view.

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Stopped for tea and chatted to some fellow visitors.  Exchanged recommendations for village fetes and outings to see us through the summer.

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It was too hot to spend lots of time in the gardens.  The alchemilla mollis, eremurus, alium seed heads and dramatic delphinium did, however, catch my eye.  I would have loved to have picked a bunch to arrange at home.

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If gardens and flowers have a place in your heart, you might be interested to know that in July, I’m taking my “pop up” flower school to a new venue at Creek Creative in Faversham.  So, if you’ve always wanted to find out how to create your own hand tied bouquet to wow your friends and family then click here and book your place now.

Until next time – happy flowers!

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