J's Garden Notes - Late Summer Garden Notes 2012
New Base near Upton Snodsbury, Pershore, Worcestershire
We have now moved, lock, stock and barrel to what has to be one of the most beautiful spots in this lovely country of ours. The Vale of Evesham, known for its fruit growing, big skies and long views across rolling countryside full of crops and grazing animals. Idyllic it sounds and truly Idyllic it is. A well kept secret!
Our base may have changed but nothing else will. We will still be sourcing a variety of interesting items for gardens – antique and otherwise . We will still be exhibiting at the Chelsea Flower Show and the Hampton Court Flower Show and we will still be offering a very personal service of sourcing and delivering and placing of items.
We hope to add the Malvern Garden Shows to our calendar. The Spring one and the Autumn one which we are still in time for this year and hope to be represented in a small way there on 29th and 30th September.
We are still open, by appointment, for anyone who would like to come and view our current stock. All items currently in stock are on the website and to see them in the flesh you just need to call 01905 381679 or 07930 576881 to arrange to visit.
We look forward to welcoming you here.
Julia and Jon
Grindstones / Millstones / Cider Mills
Little ones or narrower ones are lovely with a planted centre – herbs perhaps as the centre of your garden table – Thyme maybe.
- 18thC Carved Stone Urn
- Simple Stone Bench
We have a couple of really lovely stone benches at the moment. This being one of them. a very simple low bench made from a door sill/step - beautifully worn from footfall. Making a really lovely item.
“The Old and the Beautiful”
Patience Strong’s Book of Homes and Gardens
"Houses, like people, seldom keep their youthful lines. As they grow old and full of years they settle into comely shapes. Tiles have to be replaced and roofs grow wavy and irregular, patched with mosses. Steps and sills wear with use. Walls bulge, chimneys lean, beams sag, doors and windows sink out of alignment, but there is a comfortable and contented look about it all. Time creates an effect that no architect can produce even if he works with old materials, for Time alone makes the beauty of old age."
A bit cheesey I know, but oh so true!!
The Malvern Autumn Show 29th / 30th September 2012
Strong Shapes and Balance of Design
Watch this space – we have moved from a garden of 1/3 acre crammed with cottage garden plants and curving shapes to 2.25 acres of garden laid mostly to lawn.