I’m starting to love the scruffier, perennial and wilder areas of the garden more than the orderly beds. This was a little-used path to the greenhouse which I encouraged Oreganos and Marjorams to seed into. I started with a few different varieties, which have crossed and now I have a whole spectrum from pure white to deep lilac. In amongst are my long-term favourite evening primrose and scabious. It’s barely dawn and the evening primrose is still fully out. It will close up for the day when the sun comes up. I love the combination of soft lilac with palest ethereal primrose yellow. These accidental combinations are so often the best, I think.
13 1147 August, 2019
It’s the Flower Farmers Big Weekend on 17-18 August. It’s a weekend. And it’s certainly big - loads of us small scale Flower Farmers are holding events so you can see behind the scenes in our fields. We can’t just throw the gates open here at Carols Garden because we’re not really geared up for the public and don’t have much safe parking space - so only a limited number of places for you to come and see our working flower farm for yourself:
Sunday 18th August 10.30 or 2.00
Harthill, nr Tattenhall, W Cheshire £10 inc tea, tour, meet the grower (me!), chance to buy flowers. Book a space through the website (link in bio, go to workshop page)
If that doesn’t suit, I’ve also added some new workshop dates for August into October.
Help us clear some shit. If you want anything you can combine Rawhead merch (or any of my bands' stuff) with TM distro orders to squeeze the best value out of shitty international postage rates. Cheers!
New in distro - tape version of the Rawhead 2017 demo with a mad X-Files collage layout by Julian. Released by Hjitrous Tyror Records & Tapes and distributed by Blast Addict. You can message me for one or buy direct at the Rawhead bandcamp, link below. Shipping worldwide. Cheers!
Rawhead is a work of historical and military fiction penned by author Jon Bebbington. Based on the real experiences of the author and his family during the First World War, we find ourselves in the idyllic Cheshire countryside of England. A family of tenant farmers is about to encounter the most terrifying prospect the human population has ever seen: a world war. As the impact of the war is felt at home on the farmland, the young men of Cheshire are sent off to fight, causing yet more heartache for those left at home. But the horrors those men face on the European mainland are secrets that they will either take home deeply buried in their minds or be buried with them.
What I enjoyed most about this immersive work of historical fiction was the comprehensive view it gives of both those facing battle and those at home with very little idea of the reality of what their loved ones are facing. There was an acute sense of fear throughout the tale which was very well created, and it's clear that author Jon Bebbington used both accurate research and strong personal memories to build the tale. The narrative often feels like a memoir, contributing to that powerful, nostalgic sense of realism, and the details given of the battlefield are not so graphic that this book couldn’t be read by all ages who are curious about the real experiences of people in the Great War. Overall, Rawhead is an important and engaging piece of historical fiction.