Now we are in June our gardens have come alive with swathes of colour and the buzz of bees. It is this time of year we can truly begin to relax and enjoy our gardens. Covers will be removed from BBQ's, patios pressure washed and the lawns trimmed following 'no mow May'.
On top of this excitement - June is a very exciting month as we see our Queens Platinum Jubilee. An event that should be celebrated by all as it truly is a milestone I believe we will never see again. Get involved with your local community and head to the village hall, pub or your local beacon on Thursday night. For any information on our local beacon here in Wormelow/Much Dewchurch just pop me an email - it's a very informal affair but it would be great to see you there.
Event-wise on June 11th & 12th we have Hellens Garden Festival. One of Herefordshire's most prominent garden festivals for garden enthusiasts - do make sure to book your tickets. The event, held in the grounds of Hellens Manor (Much Marcle, just outside Ledbury), will feature live music, a sculpture trail, lots of exhibitors, food & drink, talks and workshops. Family-friendly, so bring the gang!
Shortly after Hellen's I have my business awards evening in Birmingham on the 16th. Somehow Tom's Yard has made it through to the finals for StartUp's operating in the Midlands region. After being approached by the organisers to apply (followed by a nudge to finish my application after the deadline had passed - oops!) I am in the finals for the B2C category along with 3 other businesses. Fingers crossed I receive the result I have worked so hard to achieve.
With the Yard getting busier and busier, focussing on my Clients is my priority. This means that in June you may see less weekday opening hours as I prioritise deliveries, sourcing stock and site visits. However, hopefully by now you will know how I work at Tom's Yard and just because I am 'closed' does not mean that I am not around. I offer very flexible appointments from 6am in the morning through to dusk (7 days a week), so all you need to do is to get in touch and I will do my utmost best to work around you.
May saw a boom in business that I never expected to happen. My next import of pots from Crete is already on its way (expected to arrive by around the start of July) with my next import planned for the end of August.