Stourhead & Starting Up

The first of my courses at National Trust's Stourhead is filled with a mix of ladies from far and wide. Some know me personally, some know me because of my books and some have come across me via the blog I write about Pythouse Walled Garden. But where ever they are from there is no doubt they are all most welcome.
We are making hand-tied bouquets and posies (and drinking coffee, talking and eating cake).
I am showing some of the easiest ways to make your flowers go a long way, including what I consider are the essential vases - that is, the ones that make your flowers and you look good!
We have lisianthus, dahlias, stock and phlox to play with - and one of my favourite roses 'sweet avalanche'.
If this sounds like your cup of tea (or coffee) my next workshop is on October 1st. Have a look at my website for more details www.sallypage.com
Just down the road from Stourhead is the village of Mere and the work going on there is a far cry from my Stourhead workshop.
My friend Sarah, who used to work with me at Ted Martin Flowers, has bought herself a business. It is a fruit, vegetable and flower shop. But before she opens the doors, she is making just a few changes!
There is an interior to gut and a garden to clear, and in amongst it all there are still her children to feed!
I leave Sarah to it but I shall back soon to see how she is getting on.


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  2. Such colours, such fun ... please come and do a workshop in Durham :)



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