Last night, I held my opening party at Hill top Farm.
I'd chosen the end of May as the weather would be on my side, the plants would all be in the ground, and it would be a balmy evening, so lots of people would come. - Well I was wrong about everything, apart from the lots of people would come bit. I had a fantastic time, and had a lovely evening, talking to loads of people, about my plants, and plans for them when they actually get to flowers. - Lots of friends and family, but also new neighbours.
So here are some images, by Matt Pereira, of how the evening went.
For a party, you have to have fizz, and nibbles. (the nibbles were all English and local, the fizz was from slightly further afield!)
I'm toasting the loads of Horse manure i've been brought to fertilise my soil.
My Barn and Polytunnel were used to shelter from the Rain, but the Sweet peas decided it was too cold to come out to play.
Some even braved the field straight away.
and for some the wind was fun
Then the rain finally stopped, so I got everyone outside to say some thank you's
and my long suffering, and very supportive husband Ashley got to cut the ribbon (of course we'll be using Raffia from now on....)
Then the skies lightened somewhat, and even more people arrived, and there was much discussion about Compost, and Pests.
and even some people looking at the plants
and every single cupcake with edible lilac flowers on them went
Thank you everyone who turned up, and looked, and read my signs, and listened to me. I'll keep you all informed of how those flowers are doing.
All photos Copyright Matt Pereira.