Friday Scout

Can't resist a photobooth.  I really need a hair cut.

I am down with my second cold in as many months.  I shouldn’t be surprised as I ran myself ragged over the last couple of weeks getting wedding fair stuff done.  We didn’t take the camera which was a real shame as Hagley Hall is a delightful spot, with its own church and deer park… unfortunately you couldn’t really wander around too much but it made for a very charming meander up the driveway!

Anyway, here are some nice things:

Florals at a New York wedding

Photo blog by James Bowden

The Oyler House (video).  I miss the stars so much.

Common Ground Country Fair profile on the NY Times

AND, I am massively excited that Great Dixter are having a Dachshund Fun Show alongside their Plant Fair on Sunday 7th October.  I AM SO THERE.

Friday Scout: garden and lifestyle inspiration

Amazing styling by la casita de wendy, found via Miss Moss

Happy Friday!  I have been blogging here for two months now – time flies. I have signed up to do the RHS Level 2 courses to further my horticultural knowledge a bit and will be doing this through the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh’s distance learning.  Just waiting on my pack to arrive in the post.

My favourite posts from the last two months, which I would love people to check out, are: a visit to a unique London floating garden, Downings Road moorings / we visited Hampton Court Flower Show / and Potters Fields Park / and the Olympic Park gardens.

Here are some wonderful and interesting things found this week:

A flower shop visit on designlovefest

A fun, beautiful country wedding photographed by Emma Case (love the piglets)

A visit to Maltby Street market in London (a far more enjoyable experience than Borough)

How to make crepe paper anemones

Ben Pentreath’s book, English Decoration, looks like a must buy.  He previews it on his blog.

Lorraine & Owen Bartlett Lashley, vegetable growers, profiled on Spitalfields Life

The Drought of 2012, photographs on The Atlantic

The restoration of the Great Barn and Oast Houses at Great Dixter