Phew! It’s been a scorching few days here in Barnard Castle, so much so that we have been having a rest in the middle of the day and working into the evening instead. Paul and I have managed to spend some time in our own garden, but the priority last week was to finish stocking our new sales outlet at Lowfield Gardens, just along the road from the Bowes Museum.
‘The Pot Shed’ is nestled between the tables of various plants available at the nursery, and contains a good selection of our most popular pots and accessories. What’s more, Doug and the team at Lowfield are on hand to advise what to put in your pots if you’re stuck for inspiration. They do still have some patio bedding plants and some glorious hanging baskets left to choose from.
Lowfield Gardens are currently open 10am – 4pm Tuesday – Sunday, although this is likely to alter as the season progresses.
We have also organised a number of ‘pop-up’ locations through Flower Power Fairs. We will be attending fairs at Wynyard Hall, Teesside on 16th July, Coverham Abbey, Middleham on 30th July and Holker Hall, Cumbria on 27th August. Paul and I will bring as much as we can to the fairs but we can’t possible bring everything – if there’s something specific you would like to have a look at please send us a message and we will do our best to bring it with us. Likewise, if you are holding an event and you would like us to come along then get in touch, we are open to requests!
When it hasn’t been too hot we have been tackling the chronic weed problem in the garden and I am pleased to say we can now see some of the flowerbeds! We will need to keep at it a bit longer and then hopefully we will be able to start planning a layout for the ‘finished’ garden. At least my planted jam pan and herb garden are flourishing though.
On Sunday, once we had finished our hard work, we did get some time to enjoy the last of the sunshine. Finally I got the chance to light one of our citronella and pomegranate patio candles. These bowl candles have been driving me mad every time I walk past them in the stock room, and I have to say they are not a disappointment! I loved the smell, and clearly the bugs did not so everyone was happy.