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    Parham House Gardens

    It’s always a treat to visit the gardens of Parham House near Pulborough in West Sussex – if you find yourself in the area do go and see for yourself.  The planting by Head Gardener, Tom Brown, and his team is inspiring,...

    17th July 2018Places to Visit9 reading right nowRead More »
  • birdbath, blackbird

    Making a Splash

    Every garden should have a birdbath – especially in this hot weather when birds, like everything else in the garden, need a drink, as well as somewhere to cool off. I have decided that no matter how busy I am, there is ...

    10th July 2018In The Garden12 reading right nowRead More »
  • RHS Hyde Hall

    RHS Hyde Hall Renaissance

    It’s three years since I last visited Hyde Hall and my goodness, what a transformation. A cluster of good looking new buildings perches on the hilltop, providing an enclosed teaching garden with classrooms, a large hall...

    21st June 2018Places to Visit21 reading right nowRead More »
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    Ok, not in the conventional sense, I actually love the colour pink, but it’s a description of my response when confronted with multihued rhododendrons and azaleas planted en masse - as I was on a recent visit to Norfolk...

    20th June 2018Places to Visit11 reading right nowRead More »
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