Sunday, August 23, 2009

The garden ramble

around the preserves table

Great news to report! My garden ramble and plant sale was a success! The weather was a bit of a worry on Saturday morning however it held up after a very brief shower. It was raining cats and dogs on the south coast and I had many people calling to ask how the weather was in the north where I am located. I told them the good news that it was a perfect day clouds and a strong breeze but no rain. And they came! I was on the go from 9.00am until 3.00pm when there was a lull. I had an old friend who came by and I invited her to come and have a meal with me. Luckily I had cooked the day before so it was easy going. We had a late lunch and soon after we were finished more visitors arrived. Many were British visitors, expats, to the island and some locals in the mix. My preserves were a hit ! I was asked how often I did this kind of thing. I said that I will do another around November so take note folks! On Sunday it was sunny and not as busy as Saturday. I sold more preserves on Sunday than plants, but I didn't mind at all. The photographers were out in full force on Sunday busy snapping away at the water lilies. Whew what a weekend! I would like to say a special thank you, to all of you who came and my blogging friends who wished me well.


  1. Hello Helen
    Thanks so much for allowing me to trample all over your very beautiful grounds. My friend Anita and i appreciate it very much. Many thanks for allowing us to purchase the blue Iris. When i got home to Christ Church, it was raining but that did not stop me from transplanting my new children. I look forward to seeing my butterfly ginger flowering I will be sure to let you know.
    Thanks a millian again, it was nice meeting you and tasting your wonderful preserves.

  2. Hi Islandgal! Good to hear that your garden ramble was such a success.Of course your preserves would be snapped up by the visitors!Have a restful day!

  3. So glad to hear your day was successful. I would have loved to be there. Maybe sometime when I can get to Barbados.

  4. Hi Helen, simply loved the photos!!! And so happy to learn that your garden ramble was successful. Your preserves must be delicious! Seeing your garden is always such a treat!

  5. Thank you Lotusleaf I will be doing this again.

    Cottagesweet whenever you come to Barbados I will give you a personal tour.

    Kanak thank you and I wish I could send you a bottle or two.

  6. Hi Helen,
    Beautiful pictures...! And your preserves look really good...

    Glad to know your sale was a success. See you around...

  7. Hi Helen,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog...but I think there is some confusion, am sorry about that. You seem to have mistaken me for Sunita (from whose blog name is the same as that of my username. My blog is you around..:-)

  8. Lovely to see your garden from the different viewpoints. Looks so beautiful... sounds like you had a great open house! Wish I were near.

  9. Wonderful! I knew your ramble would be a success. How could it not be when you have such a lovely garden? I know I would've loved to come myself if all the seas and oceans in this world weren't conspiring to keep us at opposite ends of the globe!

  10. Congratulations on your successful garden ramble. I can see that everyone is having fun too. The pictures are lovely.

  11. Urban Green thank you for stopping by and am glad we have cleared the mix up.

    Carol I had a great open garden and will do it again soon.

    Sunita it is a pity that the seas and oceans are in the way of us getting together. However I have learnt to never say never. If your hubby is an avid cricket fan that might one day bring you to the islands LOL.

    Autumn Belle I was like a butterfly, flitting from person to person welcoming them and assisting them.


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