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  • chelsea flower show 2018

    Reflections on Chelsea 2018

    With no shortage of television commentary and press coverage of every type, there is no point in me writing an in-depth review – so instead this is a round-up of the things that caught my eye – the people, the plants, the...

    8th June 2018Chelsea Flower Show17 reading right nowRead More »
  • Barnsley House

    Rosemary Verey Remembered – In Style

    Rosemary Verey was one of the 20th century’s most influential garden designers and - had she lived long enough - this year would mark her 100th birthday. Barnsley House, her home in the Cotswolds, is now a wonderfully rela...

    5th June 2018Places to Visit11 reading right nowRead More »
  • Convolvulus cantabricus

    Rocky Places and a Favourite Oddity

    Plants are so opportunistic – give a plant a crevice and it will thrive in the most inhospitable circumstances – we often kill them with too much kindness. In our gardens, Erigeron mucronatus, the Mexican daisy, is a goo...

    1st June 2018Places to Visit13 reading right nowRead More »
  • Orchids of Istria

    I wish I had a retentive mind for the names of orchids – some do stay with me, but many do not, so forgive the gaps in the gallery of some of the many orchids we saw growing in Istria. I will name those I am sure of, but as...

    26th May 2018Places to Visit11 reading right nowRead More »
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