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Growing locally, Selling locally at the West Horsley Village Store

It's November, and there are still flowers. Not huge numbers, so i'm not currently selling to florists, and i've done my last wedding of season, but that means i'm even happier that we've got a New Village Store, and that they are selling my bunches and bouquets.

Anemone flower display

The Village Store (10 The Street, KT24 6AX) Just along from the Bell and Colville Garage at the Roundabout, has been opened by the team from the London Cheese Board. Along with their large range of cheese, deli items, wines, and other local goodies. It's great that they can offer locally grown flowers

I used to be able to tell local Horsley people to go to Jayne at Eden Belles. But she closed in the Spring, so it's brilliant that there's now somewhere that people can go and pick up a bunch or a small bouquet for themselves, not just to be delivered as a gift.

We're doing £3 pocket money posies (currently Anemones, will be scented Narcissus soon) £6 bunches (lilies and Alstroemeria at the moment) and £10 bouquets (Chrysanths, Sweet Williams, Scabious, Hesperanthera, lots of foliage and seed heads plus lilies and Alstroemeria) plus if you need something a bit bigger, you can pre order for delivery to the shop, - either by talking to the Village Store team (Jenni, Rupert and co), or by phoning or emailing me.

For December, i always make natural Christmas wreaths, which make great use of wonderful winter foliages, berries, seed heads and fruits. next week we'll have some wreath examples for you to order from.

Last year i was asked if i'd do a wreath making workshop, but My barn in December is cold (absolutely freezing) and has no lights, so that's out.  Jenni at the Village Store has offered to host a workshop and provide refreshments - which sounds like a fabulous idea to me. So for those who would like to spend an evening crafting with friends, making a door wreath from scratch, while sampling the cheese and wine at the Store. Here's the details. Either drop in and book with Jenni or email me to reserve your place.

Wreath workshop flyer design

If you want to see what goodies the Village Store has in stock, they are now on Twitter, and Facebook


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