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Petal Pounding & Preservation Dyeing with India Flint

Zinnia-mania… Hello everyone, When I mentioned in the 'autumn update' newsletter that I was treading literally with fear, trepidation and great care in one little pocket of the garden…I wasn't kidding! These bursts of pure, colourful joy are growing in their own...

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PERFUMERY & CANDLE MASTERCLASS

Captured in a fleeting moment of sunshine… Hello everyone, My goodness we seem to be hurtling from one calamity to another, don't we? Just as one disaster subsides, another seems to raise its ugly head, bringing furious consequences. I do hope you've weathered this...

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Late Summer Perfumery

Pure, sensory delight… Hello everyone, How excited I am to invite you to our LATE SUMMER PERFUMERY & CANDLE MASTERCLASS with CRAIG ANDRADE, aka THE REACONTEUR on SUNDAY 13 MARCH. I've been longing to set this date and share it with you ever since our initial...

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Futuresteading with Jade Miles

Futuresteading…a way of life… Hello everyone, I'm really very excited to invite you to our FUTURESTEADING BOOK LAUNCH: a CONVERSATION and AFTERNOON TEA with author, facilitator, farmer and fair food advocate, JADE MILES of BLACK BARN FARM on SATURDAY 5 MARCH....

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New Year Beginnings

New year's day in the field… Hello everyone, How I hope this finds you well…somewhat rested and looking forward (even if with some trepidation) to whatever this new year holds in store. Perhaps I've been a bit slow getting things off the mark…but on the other hand...

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Christmas 2021

Dahlia burst... Wishing you all  a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS, SUMMER HOLIDAY & NEW YEAR  It's time to down tools...to rest, reflect, rejuvinate and ponder...to inhale the sweet air that (here at least) is filled with the hedgerow scent of flowering carrot; fig...

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END YEAR WRAP 2021

Wild and abundant at every turn… Hello everyone, It's true…thanks to the extraordinarily wet spring, things are truly wild and abundant at every turn! While last week there was a definite romantic charm to the mayhem…this week I'm wondering if the garden like me,...

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ORANGE BLOSSOM WATER RELEASE

Just-picked intoxicating Orange Blossom… Hello everyone, What uncertainty surrounds the timing of ORANGE BLOSSOM SEASON! In truest spring form, the stillness of a bright blue morning (after a chilly night) can turn swiftly to wind or heat, perchance to both…or to...

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HERBAL WORKSHOP

Herbal tisanes from the garden… Hello everyone, The topsy turvy uncertainty of these times has delivered us a handful of available places at our last HERBAL GARDEN WORKSHOP for this year, with Paddington based naturopath, herbalist and author ANTHIA KOULLOUROS on...

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SPRING PERFUMERY & CANDLE MASTERCLASS

Summer on the breeze… Hello everyone, The thrill of inviting you to this intoxicating workshop has had me on the edge of my seat all year! I hope you will be just as excited as me about our SPRING PERFUMERY & CANDLE MAKING MASTERCLASS with CRAIG ANDRADE of THE...

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OCTOBER UPDATE from Glenmore House

Penny Poppy Detail Hello everyone, How I have been longing to release our Poppy Illustration Workshop here with Rose Colbeck...slated all year for a pure poppy celebration on Saturday 23 October. Planned with precision and anticipation, I sowed so many more poppy...

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SUMMER FLOWER WORKSHOP

It was to be a spring flower workshop… Hello everyone, Yes…it was originally to be an early spring flower workshop…but we all know what happened to that idea! In the intervening lockdown months, we rescheduled several times in hope… And so it is that I am delighted...

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UPCOMING WORKSHOPS at GLENMORE HOUSE

Fleeting… Hello everyone, Already the spring has had its first flush (now being washed away in the fabulous rain) and there's joy to be found not just in the pristine new growth after winter's bare chill, but in the detail of those first flowers well on their...

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THE HOUSE and GARDEN at GLENMORE, book launch!

The eagle has landed.... Hello everyone, I know I've been alluding to it for awhile.....the odd mention of a photo shoot here or days spent tap-tap-tapping away in hibernation there.  The book I was invited to write: The House and Garden at Glenmore has been two...

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SPRING GARDEN FAIR at GLENMORE HOUSE

Emerging purple globe artichoke: symbol of the Spring Garden Fair... Hello everyone, The date is fast approaching now for our SPRING GARDEN FAIR on 15 & 16 OCTOBER so as you can imagine, I'm in crazy preparation mode! I can't wait to see the...

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FESTIVE WILLOW, VINE & FOLIAGE WORKSHOP at GLENMORE

A festive workshop of wreaths, hearts and stars....willow, foliage and vine.... Hello everyone, I know many of you have been looking forward to the announcement of this festive workshop with PENNY SIMONS on FRIDAY 2 DECEMBER: WILLOW, VINE & FOLIAGE for WREATHS,...

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SPRING GARDEN FAIR at GLENMORE: last minute details!

Malus blossom about to pop..... Hello everyone,  The big weekend is almost here and oh what a week of preparation it's been (a hands & knees kind of week mostly!).  We've been blasted by the heat and blown to smithereens by the wind, but intend to be shipshape...

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SPRING GARDEN FAIR – WHAT A WEEKEND!

Early morning at the Barn, before visitors...... Hello everyone,  What a weekend it was - a whirlwind of people, plants, flowers, food, scent, picnics, mementos and lovely conversations.  The atmosphere was one of excitement and activity, and I loved catching...

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SPECIAL CHRISTMAS DAYS at GLENMORE

Baskets, seedlings, hats, dresses and.....books! Hello everyone, You may remember I opened the Barn as a one-off in the lead-up to Christmas last year....and it was fun! Given the recent launch of THE HOUSE AND GARDEN AT GLENMORE, I thought I'd do it once...

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