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Spring in Full Swing

At last, Spring is well and truly here and that means the start of a new season in Scilly is already underway. I am delighted to say that my jewellery is now available to purchase from The Bulb Shop on St Agnes with some of the same popular pieces as last year as well as a few new ones. More on that later, because right now I'm slightly distracted by the garden! Here's what's been popping up over recent weeks...

My Scilly scented narcissi have been a joy to behold as always. Every time I pass them in the garden, I can't resist taking in a good lung-full of their gorgeous scent!


Not sure of the variety of this beauty, possibly Scilly Valentine or Golden Dawn and almost certainly from Farmer Brown's Sunnyside Farm on St Mary's. I have often ducked into his bulb shed, sometimes to escape a downpour and happily picked out a few varieties for my garden while listening to the rain drumming on the roof. There are usually a couple of dusty plant books to peruse through and it always has that nice 'old shed' feel about it. Read more about Farmer Brown and all the different varieties of narcissi grown on the islands at Scilly Scented Narcissi.



The above are Paper Whites from The Bulb Shop on St Agnes where I am delighted to have my work on display for another year. Sadly for the rest of us, Mandy Pearce and her husband will be retiring at the end of this season but we wish them a very happy retirement!


I have a weakness for hellebores... I think you can see why!


A couple of different varieties of violets seem to have found their way into the garden and I'm thrilled to have them. My grandma was extremely fond of violets so they are a lovely reminder of her. 


Euphorbia - with a stunning contrast of lime and maroon flowers 
- one of my favourite colour combinations. 


Auriculas flowering now in April.


Fritillaria Camchatcensis - a bit of mouthful to pronounce and not strictly in flower yet (this is a photo from last Spring) but I await in anticipation! A truly seductive variety of Fritillary.

A few links for the keen gardeners amongst you...

Harrogate Flower Show - on from Thursday to Sunday this week (23rd-26th). http://www.flowershow.org.uk  https://twitter.com/harrogateflower #harrogateflowershow

Discover more about Scilly Scented Narcissi including a description of their sumptuous scents: http://bit.ly/1P5oW1M. Which is your favourite?

Our very own flower rings come in a choice of dahlias or roses and a great range of colours. Purchase from www.etsy.com/shop/inspiredscilly






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You can also purchase direct via www.etsy.com/shop/inspiredscilly or by messaging via Facebook at www.facebook.com/inspiredscilly.



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Time flies!

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So many gorgeous things to buy!


My jewellery is hanging in the window in that lovely bauble! Emma is a very talented artist herself (you can buy her work at the gallery) and it reall…