Category: Events

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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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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1st prize winners at the Mid Devon Show

By Helen, 26/07/2010 9:32 am

1st prize winners at the Mid Devon Show!  We are very proud to say the Flower and Garden Marquee won first prize for its category and we didn’t know it was being judged till the day!   Seeing as it was our first time there we are really encouraged and happy that our hard work paid off.  Joolz and Woody worked like troopers throughout Friday and Saturday to help make the stand look awesome.

Joolz made the willow arch behind the back of the stand and of course the beautiful willow peacock with my glass feathers.  Unfortunately she couldn’t be there on the day but  Woody was a star assistant on the stand and also bravely gave a Willow demonstration to a captive audience!  I should mention his willow Heron and Imp were part of our display too.  The plants looked amazing although they never thought we would never get them all on the table!  We would like to congratulate our fellow exhibitors, Tiverton Garden Club, Bampton Flower Arrangers and the florists Mayflower of Tiverton who had a lovely stand of flower arrangements, and all the others who were there.  A special mention goes to Mary Tucker who with her organizing skills brought us all together and deserved to receive the cup.  We met lots of great people this weekend…So heres to the next show but not till next year!

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Devon Fairies and Gargoyles at Cove

By Helen, 23/03/2010 2:11 pm
Deep in thought!

Deep in thought!

Knock Knock!
Knock Knock!

Devon piskies and fairies, you don’t want to get on the wrong side of them so we now have ‘Fairy Doors’ from Nicky Chapman of  Goblin Dreams on sale.  Think of them like a cat flap but for fairies and easier to install!  Let the fairies in and you are sure to have good luck!

For those who want something a bit bigger for the garden we have a small selection of Devon made statues.  Big dogs, little cherubs and scary gargoyles, sure there is something for everyone.  I particularly like this big fella, he looks how we all feel sometimes!

 

Its currently raining but we have had a good run of fine weather which is bringing out the bulbs.  We are waiting for it all to explode into colour just in time for Easter.  We have lots planned for the long weekend, we will have a Tea Tent on the lawn serving simple Devon Cream Teas and our own savoury Cove version.  (Not a Hot Cross Bun in sight for those who have been eating them since New Year  when they went on sale in the shops!)  Wicked Willows will be here on Easter Saturday working on something wonderful (probably not an Easter bunnie!) and we will be open on Easter Sunday 10 till 4.   Will keep you updated!

Spring at Cove

Spring at Cove

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More Valentines Gifts!

By Helen, 07/02/2010 5:06 pm
Blue Heart

Blue Heart

Valentines Day is only a week away so here are some new stained glass hearts for your loved one!  So this year instead of the usual roses and chocolates why not treat them to something that will last for ever!  (Maybe you should still buy the chocolates and perhaps some bubbly just in case?!)  We also have some handmade cards by Sunrise Cards to go with our expanding range of crafts.  These gifts would work equally well for Mothers Day which is 14th March.   Why don’t you suprise the important people in your lives with something unique instead of leaving it to the last minute and popping down the 24 hour garage!!

Nouveau Heart

Nouveau Heart

 

Purple Heart

Purple Heart

 

Have just also finished this latest commission which I thought I would share with you.  If you would like something similar come in and have a chat!  Anyone wondering what has happened to the kingfisher I have seen him daily and  have finally made him in stained glass.  Just waiting for some lead to arrive to frame him and will post it up for all to see and judge!

Commission Piece

Commission Piece

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