Meet the Dartmoor Flower Shed!

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Gnarled hands, cracked thumbs and a crinkly smile reveal how much of my life I have spent tilling the soil. Toiling in all weathers, digging, weeding and planting might sound arduous, but for those of us who love gardening it is a short cut to serenity and bliss. It starts as I pull on my wellington boots and stomp out into the garden. For wrestling with deep-rooted, pernicious weeds seems to help with the de-tangling of troublesome thoughts and worries. And the scattering of seeds in the soil and seeing them sprout and grow has an effect which is positively transformational.

I too have gone through a bit of a metamorphosis and have slowly, over the past few years changed my way of life and garden. I am now a small scale Flower Farmer. And I sell bunches of cut flowers at my garden gate. I have called this little venture

The Dartmoor Flower Shed.

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I sell the flowers from a little blue shed with a zinc roof which is attached to a vintage cart. The shed helps protect the precious blooms from the wind, rain and hot sun. The red mailbox is my ‘honesty box’ where customers place their payment. In addition to the flowers I sell plants, homemade chutney and cards.

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Villagers, passers by and people of all ages have been united in their love of the shed and its flowers. It is becoming a little land mark and a place where people find cheer in an unexpected place. It has brought me closer still to my community, helped me to meet new friends and has engaged me in doing something I love. I feel that I am one of the luckiest people on Dartmoor. I may be the only one with a shed full of flowers on wheels. I am certainly the only one who can’t steer it!

I would like to share with you some of my flowers….here…please take a bunch x x

 

 

16 thoughts on “Meet the Dartmoor Flower Shed!

  1. Beautiful post Karen, lovely to hear about your gorgeous new project. Lots and lots of good luck with it. As ever wish I could just pop over to see you! xxx

    • Hello Corrine! How perfectly lovely to hear from you! I seem to have got out of touch with people because I got locked out of my fb pages when Orange closed down their email accounts. How on earth are we supposed to keep on top of all this stuff?! How are you doing? And are you on instagram? I do love connecting with people on there too. I do hope we can meet one day x x x

    • Thank you so much 🤗 It has taken me so long to find somewhere to place heart and soul (apart from the cats of course). How are you? I must catch up with your blog. X X.

  2. Oh, Karen, that is so beautiful. I’m glad to see that you have found your way. I have found some happyness, too, by a soulmate. Have a nice Sunday, kind regards Mitza

    • Dear Mitza….I am so pleased for you! You deserve happiness. I hope the move went well?
      I am so glad that you like the Dartmoor Flower Shed 💚Thank you so much. Love Karen x X

  3. Hi Karen, what a wonderful idea The Dartmoor Flower Shed is. It is so pretty and so helpful to be able to buy a lovely bunch of country flowers , delicious chutney and a card for friends birthdays or just all for myself to enjoy in my home.

  4. So lovely to see this post from you and your beautiful, environmentally friendly cut flowers. We were only talking about you today, noting that a whole year has gone by since we spent that delightful day with you.
    Your flower cart looks stunning and your flowers could tempt even me to buy a bunch! I really hope this venture goes well and that it’s not another year before we see you again!

    • Thank you so much Kerry. It has been helpful to have found a focus and purpose and something which is mine. I will try very hard to keep on top of my blog as well as Instagram, Facebook, and my massive garden 😵

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