Friday, 12 July 2019

New Venture

For the last couple of weeks, I've dedicated some time to my life-size garden. It's something I've neglected in favour of miniature making and an area that really needed improving. Since my house faces North-East, the light is poor and prone to strong winds from the coast.

I opted for fake lawn, (which looks amazingly realistic and has won many awards at the RHS Chelsea Show ), and a good dollop of advice from my neighbour who knows all there is to know about plants. The turf was removed just before I went on holiday.

Almost four weeks of back-breaking work later

I can't relax for long though because there's miniature news on the horizon. I've decided to take the plunge and exhibit at the York Dollhouse Fair in November

Big news, huh? But it gets better. Sarah from Amber's House is coming to stay with me and will be at the fair too! How cool is that?! I think we're both excited and terrified in equal measures! I better get making

Have a lovely weekend all
Pepper :)


  1. WOW! Your garden looks beautiful. I can only imagine how much work it has been. Is Monty Don your neighbor? If not he has some competition there.
    How exciting that you and Sarah are going to be at the fair. I wish I could go too. ;-)

  2. I love your garden. It looks so serene and cheerful at the same time.

    That's awesome about the Fair! I know you'll be a huge success, your pieces are so beautiful and unique

  3. The garden is breathtaking! I bet you are reaping the rewards of all that hard work and spending lots of zen time out there!
    I know your selling endeavor at the fair will be hugely successful and I can't wait to see all of the ingenious things you come up with to sell! It's always better to have support when trying new things and what fun to have Sarah on your team!

  4. Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous! Very well done. Great news about York :)

  5. Well done on the garden - that was a lot of square footage of a border to get planted - not to mention subsoil to sort out when you removed the old grass. Very impressed having moved into a new build house sixteen months ago. ( Wow, well done venturing into show sales. I am certain you will love it. Some lovely people on the circuit. Bet you've met most of them already if you are a showgoer. I will almost definitely be at York. It is my go-to show as York itself is such a nice lace to be for a short break.

  6. I love your beautiful garden. Our apartments building garden which suffered the most during the renovations last year, also has a a fake lawn now and it looks great.
    How fantastic that you'll have Sarah on your team. Lots of fun and good luck!
    Hugs, Drora

  7. I love your garden, Pepper, so serene and cheerful, and wonderful plants.
    How exciting about the fair, you and Sarah will be the best team ever, good luck!

  8. El jardín ha quedado espectacular !!!!
    Estupendo poder disfrutar de la feria con una buena amiga

  9. Wow, you've been very busy - but the result was worth any effort (and yes, even the aching back... but okay, I'm on the easier side to say that… *grin*). What a makeover into an inviting and beautiful place full of wonderful flowers. And not to forget offering some good dining opportunities for our insect friends now. But I must say I was amazed by that artificial lawn - I never knew something like this even existed (despite of something called lawn carpet which is usually used for balconies). It looks like the real thing - and for a spot like yours it's very interesting.

    Exciting news about the fair and the stay of your friend - have a great time!


  10. I love the way your garden has turned out. Good luck on the fair in York. It must be very exciting for you.


  11. Your rejuvenated garden looks absolutely beautiful. I love the circular lawn (fake or not) with the abundance of flowers around the edges.

  12. TWO THUMBS WAY UP!!!! 👍🏾👍🏾
    It's Eden

  13. that lawn looks absolutely British: just perfect :-) you really fooled me!! but all the other plants seem to do very well - grean thumb or so?