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We Are Still Here..

VE Day Celebrations…

What a beautiful day?  The sun was shining and although the celebrations were somewhat quieter than we had all expected it was lovely to see the efforts of our little village. Bunting galore!  A lot of improvisation, mine included. There was a sense of togetherness even though we couldn’t really be with loved ones and family.  There will be a lot of missed birthdays and celebrations to make up for as soon as we are set free!

Gardening Galore…

Does anyone else have the tidiest garden ever?  With lockdown continuing I feel we  will all be able to boast “Best Year Ever”.  It doesn’t matter how many hours you spend in it there is always something still to do. It’s gradually taking shape now and after 3 years I can see the hard work paying off. Next year there should be enough flower and foliage to use for work. That was always the plan. Will really miss the RHS flower shows this year for inspiration.

My Little Helper…

Never far away!  Last year she was a little too helpful, always digging.  This year Chloe is just happy to clear up after the birds. Forever hopeful that they will drop the suet when the visit the garden. We have had a lot of new visitors this year but my favourite is the yellow wagtails

Our Tribute..

Our regular Thursday evening applause for our NHS and Key Workers is followed by our neighbour playing a few beautiful pieces of music  We are all appreciating the simpler things in life.

To Make You Smile..

I’m hoping that my customers will be this pleased to see me!  Stay safe.

Featured flower: Alliums

This blog’s featured flowers are the alliums. It’s hard to believe they are from the onion genus, their appearance is stunning! Alliums can flower from spring until around September, depending on the allium species. And here they are, lining the paths at Buscot Park near Faringdon in Oxfordshire.

Lilic alliums on the paths of Buscot Park
Alliums at Buscot Park

Buscot Park is a beautiful National Trust property with a country house built in the 1780s. It’s right on our doorstep here in North Wiltshire and well worth a visit.

Meanwhile, our installations this month were predominantly of English flowers, an abundance of beautiful fragrant blooms.

Purple and pink flower art piece
Install of English Flowers at Cricklade Hotel

Inspired by the Chelsea Flower Show, itself unbelievable, as always! If you haven’t seen The Perfumer’s Garden In France by designer James Basson, check it out . You can smell it! Or bring the beautiful scent indoors with L’Occitane fragrance.

Pathway through James Basson's beautiful Perfumer's Garden A Perfumer’s Garden in Grasse by L’Occitane, designed by James Basson

Here at Tulipana, June and July are busy wedding months for us so we would like to wish our brides and grooms a very Happy Wedding Day and our fingers are crossed for beautiful  weather. They have promised us photos and we look forward to posting these later.