Current obsession: The garden. I can’t stop buying pots, or plants. The peace and satisfaction of being surrounded by plants and green is unrivaled.

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When we moved into the house we concentrated on fitting all our belongings into the new space and felt intimidated by the garden which had previously housed two trampolines and a lot of weeds. After much work (some by Paddy, some by the professionals) we now have a real garden. With a lawn no less. So I’ve taken it upon myself to deal with the planting. I love grasses - especially the bronze ones that look like a head of hair. People ask “are they dead?” No. They’re bronze and we like them that way. After being the only customer at market many years ago, to show any interest in them, they were given to me free of charge. My mother tended to them in the interim and was then happy to gift them back (approximately ten times their original size) to free up space in her own garden.

Sempervivums, Aeoniums and ferns are being planted in pots, and shrubs and flowers in the earth. I have a project in mind to patch up a dilapidated wall with tiny sedums. So, like I said, a new obsession.

Thankfully there is plenty of wedding work to fund it.

Katie married on Friday, Ashleigh on Saturday. They chose similar colours and were both happy to leave it in my hands.

Kate picked up her own flowers on Friday morning for her 3.00 Yorkshire wedding. She had three dresses in the car and wasn’t sure which one she was going to wear. Ashleigh married on a scorcher of a day and got the outdoor ceremony that no one is ever sure of until the eleventh hour.

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