Not a fan of the larger Fuchsia but these... Interesting how your interest falls on the neglected at the margins of the seasons when the big showstoppers are waning. #BlackShed #blackshedoctober #fuchsia
Nox. Beautiful photo by his amazing Mum @holliejbarb Nox was born naturally, at home, 4 weeks ago, he was 10lbs! So proud of Hollie. (who happens to be @rowanstickland's talented sister)
Orlaya. Feels like spring this morning, fresh surges of growth and unexpected flowers all over the plot. Such joy to wander the gardens in the early morning glow, taking stock, little surprises, glints of light, Robins seranading from their Cardoons, Wrens dipping in and out of the foliage. What a wonderful rich year this has been. More glimpses in my stories. #BlackShed #blackshedoctober #lovemyjob #flowerfarming #sherborne #dorset #seasonalflowers
Dahlia Throne. When a kind friend gives you a rattan peacock chair and you have rather a lot of dahlias to dead head after the storms... Love it when the season eases off a little and there's time to play!
Bouquet for a blustery day. Had to step in to replace a poorly author at the last minute as part of Sherborne Literary Festival earlier, so I've been talking silly dinosaurs and pop up books with some lovely children in Milborne Port. Back to clear up the storm debris and flapping landscape fabric now...
Karma Fuchsiana doing her thing in the gloom today. Very popular as ever this year, need some more hot pinks, any suggestions?
An urn for Sherborne Literary Festival. Last night's prep went well, apart from the urn breaking in half!! Luckily I have some amazing glue and it now sits on stage at the Digby Hall ready for guest one. Quick change for me as I have my own Lit Fest event at Leweston School in half an hour... #stylingtheseasons
Our tinned succulents are rusting nicely. #BlackShed #succulents #tincan #corrugatediron #wrinklytin #corrugated #tin #upcycling #recycling #houseplants #tinplanter #flowerpot #succulent #succulentlove #succulentsofinstagram #rust #rusty
The rather lovely After Dusk, small, richly coloured and beautifully formed. . #BlackShed #blacksheddahlias #blackshedoctober #dahlias #dahlia #britishflowers #flowersfromthefarm