Snow Joke!

By Helen, 18/12/2010 11:10 am

Christmas Trees!

Believe it or not we are open and we still have a few Christmas Trees left under this pile of snow!

The snow is laying crisp and deep and even and does look very beautiful even though it may put you off going outside!  Paul is out there (while I blog in the warm!) trying to make the car park accesable!

The A396 is passable and there is traffic occasionally trundling past but very slowly…

A396

 

At least George is prepared with his stocking but I think he will be disappointed to find snow in it rather than presents!

Festive George!

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Christmas Crafts!

By Helen, 10/12/2010 6:55 pm

If you fancy something handmade for Christmas then we have a selection of glass tree decorations and suncatchers made by myself!  We have also had a fresh delivery of trees today if you needed something to hang them on!

Festive Suncatchers

If you always fancied learning how to copper foil I am available for 1 to 1 tuition,  you could book a session for a loved one as a Christmas present!  Just give us a ring for details.

Festive wreath

 We have  festive wreaths for sale, this one is an alternative to the traditional but we also have natural holly wreaths available.

For our cat loving customers meet a new addition to the team.   This is Tom one half of two kittens we got from the Blue Cross, Jerry (naturally)  is the other brother but is very difficult to photograph, hopefully he will stand still for me long enough to get a decent photo soon! 

Tom Cat!

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Winter Wonderland!

By Helen, 06/12/2010 2:25 pm
Customers in Snow!

A sprinkling of snow is just what is needed to put you in a festive mood and here are a few customers braving the cold and getting in early to pick the best trees!  It seems the big freeze will be with us for a while so we may get to have a White Christmas this year!

If you are wanting to impress your friends and have the space we have a small selection of larger Non-Drop trees from 8ft to 13ft!  We can even deliver (locally)  if you can’t fit them in your boot!
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Pictures at an Exhibition

By Helen, 18/11/2010 5:29 pm

 This is a new piece of copper foiled glass entitled ‘The Castle’.  Its inspired by Mussorgskys ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ after a call by the EMG Symphony Orchestra for Devon artists to create work inspired by a movement from it. 

The EMG will be preforming Pictures at an Exhibition at Exeter Cathedral on 25th November at 7.30  where you can view this and other artworks.  http://www.emgsymphonyorchestra.org/  for details..

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The Emperor Returns to the Exe Valley!

By Helen, 10/11/2010 7:35 pm

Some people may be aware of  ‘The Emperor’  the beautiful Exmoor Red Stag and the largest land mammal in the U.K  who may or may not still be alive. It is certainly a story that has captured a lot of debate…   Well  the Emperor is alive and returned to the Exe Valley  in this beautiful willow sculpture created by Woody Fox.   Woody is part of Wicked Willows here at Cove Garden Nursery and they can create anything from this beautiful stag for a large space, a smaller willow sculpture for your back garden or living willow and shelters for anywhere!   They will be running a special Festive Workshop for children on December the 11th making lanterns to beat the Winter gloom!  There are 2 sessions lasting 2 hours and its £10 per child including materials.  If you would like to know more give us a ring for details Joolz 07969554052 or  01398 331946

The Emperor at Cove

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Land Rover Coffee Morning at Cove

By Helen, 29/09/2010 9:46 pm

On Sat 2nd Oct between 10 and 2 we will be hosting a coffee morning raising money for Project Mobility.   They are  a locally based  charity supporting troops rehabilitation and providing fully accessible vehicles for off roading, green laning, confidence building and international expeditions.  Check out  www.projectmobility4x4.org for more details.  The coffee has been provided by Land Rover (yes they make coffee too!) in support of Project Mobility  and this will be our last time in the tea tent before it gets packed away for the winter.  So come along and make a difference!

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Devon Hawk Walks

By Helen, 21/09/2010 9:32 pm

Lady Macbeth For those who may have missed North Devon Hawk Walks this August, Nigel and Lady Macbeth will be back with us for the last two Thursdays in September 12 till 3.  (Weather permitting)  As we seem to be enjoying a bit of an Indian Summer why not pop in and get up close with this beautiful Harris Hawk before we all go into hibernation!

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Powered by Zoo Poo!

By Helen, 08/09/2010 11:21 am

Giant Marrow!This giant marrow weighing one stone has been bought in by one of our customers!   Grown with Zoo Poo we are not sure if its a record breaker but it can certainly feed a lot of people.  For anyone who has been wondering how effective the Paignton Poo is  here is proof!  So next year if you are planning to grow a record breaking vegetable make sure you feed your soil with some Zoo Poo and feel satisfied in the knowledge that you are also supporting Paignton Zoos conservation efforts!   Check  www.ecosci.co.uk for more info.

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Snowdrop in Summer!

By Helen, 15/08/2010 11:13 am

Well I’d like to say we are enjoying lovely long August  days dipping our toes into the water and drinking Pina Coladas but this being Devon and the school holidays, summer is doing what it normally does and its either raining or really windy here!  But we are not discouraged its still beautiful in Cove whatever the weather!  I hate to mention autumn but the leaves are definitely starting to change colour here,  so with that in mind if you are thinking of the new term ahead and are wondering whether to join a class at night school or learn a new skill I will be offering 1 to 1 tuition in copper foiling this autumn.  If you’ve fancied having a go I will show you how to cut glass and then assemble a panel or large sun catcher to take home with you.  Get in touch for a chat or email for details.

Talking of copper foiling I recently made a snowdrop for a shepherds hut.  The very nice people I made it for have sent me the images of it fitted in and it looks fantastic.  They are a company called ‘Dods of London’ and they will have a stand at the National Gardening Show at the Bath and West Showground in September if you want to have a look at it.   They restore shepherds huts and gypsy caravans to a very high standard and I want one!   Will link onto their site when its up and running but here is what they look like below!

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Hawks at Cove Garden Nursery

By Helen, 05/08/2010 2:23 pm
Lady Macbeth

Come and meet the beautiful Harris Hawk,  Lady Macbeth at Cove Garden Nursery.  She will be here along with her owner Nigel every Thursday in August 12 till 3.  Nigel also does special Hawk Walks on Exmoor where you can take her out and experience falconry first hand.  Find out more at www.northdevonhawkwalks.co.uk or come and see her!  The tea tent will be open so you can have a cuppa too!

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