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December 6, 2013 · 12:01 pm

Getting to Know my Garden

Bellisima

Garlic & Sapphire

Finding old shards of pottery amongst the plants as I dug over a flowerbed last week, I thought about the number of people before me that must have done the same thing in this garden. Digging the soil. Making it new. Adding, and taking away.

I thought of the children that must have played on this lawn and climbed the old pear trees. The keen gardeners who have sought quiet sanctuary. The birthday parties and family gatherings that have been celebrated in this garden. There’s a lot of history here, rooted into the earth.

This old garden of mine is well established; full of fruit trees, flowering shrubs, rose bushes and swathes of lavender.

Lavender in my garden

I’ve seen it through every season now. The camellia blooming in early Spring, providing bright pops of colour with their loosely petalled blooms. The pale purple of the lavender, perfuming the air in Summer. The golden…

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‘Patience + Perdita’ has launched

Hot off the press in Bude: Suzanne and I are happy to announce the arrival of ‘Patience + Perdita’ who will be styling vintage parties with inspiration from our darling Grandmothers with our very own early 1900-40’s tea sets, matching linen, lace, crochet table cloths & delicate napkins. I will add to the glamour with jugs filled to bursting with herbs, wild flowers, grasses and old english roses or flowers that have a special relevance to you.

Suzanne’s cakes speak for themselves but sampling recently has left me realising we will be struggling to keep up with the demand. We are in the process of setting up an account here and in the meantime patienceandper@twitter.com is filled with photos and tweets of are latest adventures.

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at: patienceandperdita@macace.net

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Floral couture

Primroses, camelias + japonica

Primroses, camelias + japonica

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chorizo picante

Will be ready to be cooked next weekend

3 Varieties to date

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Sampling with the vintage milk bottles

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