Harvest Wreath Success!

First prize at the Hesketh Bank Village Show for my ‘Harvest Circle’ creation. I’ve never done any flower arranging before but I couldn’t miss out on the chance to include logs, pumpkins and wreaths so very pleased with coming first! Slices of our home grown Silver Birch made up  the base with a simple squash… Continue reading Harvest Wreath Success!

Fresh wreath making has started!

The first lorry load of Spruce has arrived from Scotland and production of our orders is underway. The first 2016 order is now complete; 30 spruce wreaths and 250 grave pots for a customer in Bolton. One down…. many more to go. We only start Holly wreaths 1st December so at least we have a… Continue reading Fresh wreath making has started!

Green wire wreath bases

Not much ever happens by way of innovation in the world of wire wreath bases but these new green plastic coated frames are causing a bit of a stir amongst the trade. They are only slightly cheaper than the more traditional copper finish but for some who ‘hide’ the base feel that may now be… Continue reading Green wire wreath bases

Valentines 2016

Just as we have nearly finished restocking after the Christmas rush on wreath supplies it is all systems go getting all the orders for wire heart frames and heart shaped padded wreath bases on their way. The Berisford ‘Hearts and Kisses’ and the cross stitch ‘Love’ design will no doubt again prove to be a… Continue reading Valentines 2016

Harvesting Basket Making Willow

Having packed away the fresh wreath making ‘production line’ for another year our next job is to get our home grown willow rods cut and into storage for processing as willow whip tips for floristry, straight sticks for crafts and little log bundles for picks to decorate next year’s wreaths. These items are sold all… Continue reading Harvesting Basket Making Willow

Brown Jute String

Just arrived and unpacked this afternoon… 500g bundles of four ply natural jute twine. Ideal for crafts and around the house and garden, these big brown balls of string have been much requested but we have struggled to find a quality we are happy with. Worth the wait we hope! We will get them loaded onto… Continue reading Brown Jute String

Ever changing seasons

Well that’s the pumpkins done for another year. It is always a bit sad removing all the unsold pumpkins but it needs to be done and it is nice to get the space back in the yard. Unlike the pumpkins, the unsold winter squashes will ‘keep’ and provide us with some welcome vegetables throughout the… Continue reading Ever changing seasons

Alternative Wire Heart Frame Now In Stock

We took delivery of our new heart frame stock this afternoon. The ‘dumpy’ heart shape of these new wire frames make it slightly easier to binding foliage to them. It will be interesting to hear from our customers who use them for fabric crafts as to what they think of them. All feedback very welcome. They are made from… Continue reading Alternative Wire Heart Frame Now In Stock