This week, i've had lots of visitors come and see me while i've been working, - and it's always lovely to show people round, and hear their compliments about what they like, and how much work has been put in.
This week started with a visit from the Chair of the organising committee for the East Clandon in Bloom team, with a thank you letter to let me know that there had been 500 visitors over the 2 days, and 90 for the Saturday night concert. That means that FROST, have raised a wonderful total towards the funding of the Village Church, and that there were a huge number of satisfied garden visitors.
Then I had a visit from Jane Rickard. She is a member of the West Horsley Flower club, and is doing the floristry demonstrations at the West Horsley Fete on the 7th September, - with some of my flowers.
This was one of her creations with some of the blooms I gave her.
Then this morning I had a visit from Rona Wheeldon of Flowerona. I met Rona several years ago, and was impressed with the floral displays she used to decorate a launch party I went to. I've been following her blog Flowerona since it started, and she's a great user of social media to promote flowers in general. It was through her blog, that I found out about Flowers from the farm, and through that I found the courses I went on last Autumn about growing flowers, and the rest, as they say is History.
I'm so grateful to Rona for all her sound advice, ideas, and to do list, - i've come home very inspired, planted lots of seeds and taken cuttings, - changed my outdated telephone message, updated my Instagram programs and profile, written a list of things I need to change on my website, and started planning a florists open day.
I was rather chuffed that I managed to present her with some scented flowers that she didn't know (Acidanthera), Appropriate as they are a cousin of the Gladioli that she had written about on her blog this morning. I'm even more pleased that she's featuring our Plantpassion interview on Flowerona, - hopefully it will be live at the beginning of next week. She has a whole section about #britishflower growers which is well worth a read.