September 10, 2018

Temporary Closing of the Shop for Repotting

We are now starting our annual re potting and offsetting process. As you can imaging this takes up a huge portion of our time, so just for a couple of months whilst we complete this will unfortunately be closing the on line shop for a couple of months. Please do come back and check in […]

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September 4, 2018

Plant Heritage National Collection Award

  June was a great month here at Pops Plants 2 as after much paper work, a site inspection and then final approval from the Plant Heritage Committee we gained Nation Collection status for our doubles collection. We must say a big thank you to Herts and Beds Plant Heritage  people who helped supported us […]

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December 20, 2017

Merry Christmas

A most wonderful time of the year.  Not so great when you are stood on a market stall in the snow, but with the help of my lovely mum, carol singing from the triplet nephews, the spirit of Christmas warmed us through.  A lovely day meeting customers old and new, offering advice and listening to […]

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October 28, 2017

Dark, Baltic Hitchin Market

Deepest darkest October Time to test the open market, we wake before dawn to load the cars and make our way through the darkness down to the local market for the monthly craft fair.  Pitch black and freezing, the 10 year old didn’t quite realise what she has let herself in for as the cold […]

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October 21, 2017

First Open Day

Finally time to show off our collection and wonderful auricula house to our family and friends.  Despite the cold weather and a teenage flu victim incubating inside the house, we welcomed so many of our lovely friends and family to our first open day.  It was so fantastic to chat to auricula collectors and the […]

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July 25, 2017

Our first stall

St Mary Magdalene – The friendless church Where better to have your first stall than a deserted medieval village, in the grounds of a 14th century friendless church.  The village is now home to a handful of farm cottages, a manor house and St Mary Magdalene.  Despite the rural seclusion, the torrential rain and the […]

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May 31, 2017

Pop’s Plants Farewell

Downton’s final open day Dawn is breaking as we make our way down to the Forest to help with the very last open day for Pop’s Plants.  Following the signs through the village we are directed across the cow field to the make shift car park.  All the hard work is done, just a few […]

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May 3, 2017

Building a new home

So excited to breath some life into the top of our garden and finally make it feel loved.  We are so fortunate to have a walled garden that’s over a hundred years old.  It was once Church land and along with our neighbours’ gardens, home to their orchards.  I have always felt very spiritual about […]

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