Wow, what a fantastic evening! The hours and hours of complete preoccupation and planning of the Dingly Dell launch party just disappeared as I immersed myself into the joy of meeting guests and talking about the concept behind the Dingly Dell.

It was gorgeous to see the garden looking so full and lush (thanks to the endless rain) which gave just the right feel and shape leading down to the Dingly Dell. Five minutes before the party started.. (literally) the clouds parted and for three whole hours we enjoyed a sun-filled garden.. talk about timing!

The party bags were fun to put together and everyone loved the free seeds and (I hope) the 20% discount on Dingly Dells helps get the word out.. I want to be very busy this autumn with Dingly Dell installations and I am delighted that I have already been commissioned by guests at the launch, which is great!

To add that extra wow factor, I added lighting to the planting scheme, both around the seating and up above hanging from the tree. The solar powered mosaic lights were absolutely gorgeous, as were the colourful hanging glass bottles suspended from inside the Dingly Dell, I was asked several times, where I had sourced them.

I would like to say a special “thank you” to Rita for being so supportive in my new venture and for trusting me with her garden. It was important for Rita that the plants selected would provide pollen for bees and butterflies and berries for the birds. If you would like to see the plants list please do get in touch.

The evening was not only about launching the Dingly Dells but also about Rita’s wish to raise awareness of the Doris Banham Dog Rescue charity and raise funds for its work. I am delighted to announce that we raised over £200 and very big thanks go to everyone for dropping their hard-earned cash into the pot!

If you would like to discuss a Dingly Dell for your garden please do get in touch. The initial half-hour consultation is free.