News of the Month
Christmas Day Rose
We have all experienced an outstanding year for roses and this rose, still flowering its socks off on Christmas Day is really amazing. It's a little battered and bedraggled, the flower colour less vibrant, but none the less welcome. I do not know its name, the rooted cutting was a lovely gift, but is the healthiest rose in my garden, impervious to all the common rose diseases.
Flower buds are starting to open on Daphne Jacqueline Postill, a treasured garden plant, so robust and reliable. The snowdrops won't be long either, they are growing well. Early - perhaps too early! - signs of Spring are everywhere but we all know that can quickly change.
Artisans Corner News
The 2019 calendars are now reduced from £8.00 to £6.50. There is an additional £1.00 reduction with a SIPS (Shop in Penarth) card to £5.50. I have decided to reduce them earlier than most shops so they can still be used as gifts. They have been popular with customers so there are only a limited number available now.
I have also reduced selected Christmas cards to make space for new designs next year. Again stock is limited.
May I take this opportunity to thank our wonderful customers, you have helped us to buck the current trend on the High Street and keep us afloat. We have had lovely support from our fellow traders too - a special mention for Penarth View here - it is such a pleasure to be part of Penarth. A very Happy and Healthy New Year to you all