Not quite season of mists, but there is definitely a feeling of mellow fruitfulness about. I will admit that heavy rain in mid August was timely for us, greening up the fields and just giving our late summer and autumn crops the boost they needed to take us through till the end of October. August has been unusually flat out for us, with back to back weddings, when usually we wonder if we’ve fallen off a cliff, so I’m looking forward to taking a few days off during the first week of September before coming back refreshed and all flowery guns blazing to work hard through to the end of the season. Next year’s weddings are booking in too, so I do hope we have another year as good as this for the dahlias, which are exceptional this year - I’ve never seen anything like them. So what do we have for you? Well lots of lovely workshops to keep you smiling and the endorphin levels high. I’m told by very reliable sources that spending time in gardens, and with cut flowers is very good for your mental health, so take a break and come and spend a day with us. We have fun day out workshops, and lots of more businesslike workshops, so have a look and see whether you feel you’ve earned a day at Common Farm Flowers, releasing your inner florist, gardener, social media expert, brilliant photographer, flower farmer. We’ve been asked to run more small business workshops, so our popular kitchen table business day is back on the list, and Amanda Russell is back in October to teach her brilliant styling for photography workshop which goes so well with my social media for small business workshop that we run them on consecutive days. Our Flower Farming Intensive in August was a huge success, so I’ve scheduled another three days to help you turn your good, start up garden farm business, into a more serious flower growing venture. And I’m taking my workshop teaching skills off to Tetbury for a special engagement this month: if ever you’d like us to arrange a special workshop for you, whether at your venue, or ours, do let us know and we’ll be happy to arrange a bespoke day for you and your colleagues or clients. So enjoy your garden, and hopefully see you here at a workshop soon.