Newsletter: 18th December
Merry Herby Christmas and Festive Greetings
We wish you all a massive herby Christmas from all at Jekka's.
As we tuck the herbs up for winter we wish to thank everyone that has supported our herb farm over the past year whether buying gifts and seeds online, visiting for an open day or attending a master class.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Herb Farm in the spring of 2023 for our first open days on Friday 31st March. Tickets are also on sale for the Herby event of 2023, Jekka's HerbFest 2023.
As we look back over the year, at Jekka’s, 2022 was really a year for looking forward and making positive plans for the future. At the start of the year, who could have predicted the year that unfolded and the current situation?
The positive step we have under taken at Jekka's, is the creation of Jekka's Herb Garden that we laid out at the start of the year and has come on significantly in the last few months with the help from the 'Putting Down Roots' gang.
We have had some wonderful things to look back on and feel proud about in 2022. This includes being featured on Marcus Warering's 'Tales from a kitchen garden', running our spring Master Classes, supporting Sarah Eberle's spectacular Chelsea Flower Show garden, our continued partnership with Riverstone and planting both their Kensington and Fulham Herb Gardens.
Jekka's picture competition winners
Thank you to everyone that entered Jekka's Christmas picture competition. It was great fun seeing all your herby pictures.
We deliberated over a coffee and herbal infusions on the winner and are pleased to announce that Sarah & Moses have won a copy of Jekka's Complete Herb Book for their picture of vibrant blue cornflowers on their allotment (left).
The very close runners up are Simon for his picture of a rare large blue butterfly on Marjoram (centre) and Melissa for her lady bird on Feverfew (right) who have both won a copy of Jekka's 2023 Herb Calendar
Please see some more of the beautiful entries below. Thank you again for everyone who entered!
Merry Christmas and wishing you a wonderful new year!