Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Courses at Primrose Hill

As I've mentioned before, we're running courses over the summer months here at Mill of Fyall. Never having done this kind of thing before I'm very aware of not biting off more than I chew, something I've been guilty of in the past! So, we're running three courses over the summer, quilting, keeping chickens, and gardening. The dates and details for these are as follows:

19th & 20th July - Quick Quilt in a weekend - with Rachel Simons, award winning quilter and fellow blogger! Great course for anyone wanting to try their hand at quilting, by the end of the weekend you will go home with a lap quilt. 10am - 5pm, £60 per day. Max. of 4 people.

15th August - Patchwork for busy people - Day course exploring time saving techniques in quilting, again run by Rach. 10am - 5pm, £60 for the day. Max. of 4 people.

2nd August & 31st August - Beginners Guide to Keeping Chickens - run by me! A day learning all there is to know about keeping a few chickens in your back garden. You will go home with a half dozen eggs from our flock and hopefully the desire to get your own chickens! 9.30am - 4pm, £45 per day. Maximum of 8 people.

6th September - Herbaceous Gardening - with John Munro, my good friend and gardening guru! John studied at the Royal Botanic gardens in Edinburgh and has lectured at Askham Bryan College in York. He has gardened all over the UK, his last being in Orkney where he had a daily open garden and was in the Yellow book. Now living in Perthshire, he has a wonderful garden that has provided him with many more challenges and again is about to become part of the open gardens scheme in the yellow book. The day course will cover all aspects of herbaceous gardening, both theory and practical. Everything from designing, planning and choosing plants, to division, cuttings, propagation and maintenance. You will go home with plants and also have the oportunity to buy plants. 9.30 for 10am -4pm, £45 for the day.

All of the courses will begin with coffee and scones in the morning, a home made lunch of soup, bread, salad and cheese, and then afternoon tea and cakes.

If anyone is interested in any of the above courses, drop me a line at and I'll send you the information leaflet.

L x


Vanessa said...

So sad to miss out on them! But they sound great and they are reasonably priced!

Vanessa x

Cecelia said...

Oh it sounds absolutely dreamy...I wish I could be there, but I'm a bit too far away in New York City. Maybe next year?

Pipany said...

Oh I wish I was closer - Cornwall couldn't really be farther away! Would love to do the sewing courses. Best of luck with them xx

Gigibird said...

If I lived closer.....
The chicken day sounds great and so does the grub:)

Primrose Hill said...

I'm really hoping that the courses are a success, we've had our first bookings this week so that's really exciting.

It's another direction to go in with the business, one that feels like quite a natural step to take. Everyone just loves it when they get here, especially on crossing the little bridge to get to the chicken run!

L x

tea and cake said...

I'm really looking forward to the busy patchwork course! So pleased to have bagged my place already.... cheque is in the post. Karen xx