Red autumn leaves

Written by Beth Bright

Our award from the Melplash Show (and more)

The sun was out, the crowds came and we had a lovely day at the Melplash Show, held mid way between bustling Bridport and beautiful West Bay. We were very honoured to win second place in the best trade stand competition – a great accolade and recognition of all the hard work by our dedicated team. The sheep in our picture were pleased too…

John Bright stand

We’re headed to our last show of the season this weekend: the Dorset County Show. It’s always a good day out and this year there are camel races, sheep shearing and an artisan craft marquee. Stop by, say hello and take part in our count the creatures in the cube competition.

Saturday is Haturday in Bridport with the town’s annual hat festival. We’ve got our own headgear going on, perfect for autumn walks, out in the garden or when it pours.

woman in hat

Hats off to Anne!

Make the most of September

While it’s getting cooler with shorter days and nippier nights, the ground is still warm and it’s not too early to plant spring bulbs for a riot of colour next year. Don’t forget to:

Log on

There’s nothing nicer than an open fire as the nights draw in and our log stores are a great way of keeping wood and kindling dry.

triangular log store

Whatever your horticultural or home needs this September, email, call us, pop in store or shop online.