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    Autumn in Andalusia

    No mists and mellow fruitfulness in southern Spain – instead there was cloudless blue skies and temperatures peaking at 38º. Somehow, by dint of taking breaks in air-conditioned buildings and frequently rehydrating with fr...

    17th October 2017Places to Visit18 reading right nowRead More »
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    The Oudolf Field at Hauser & Wirth

    I finally made it to the Hauser & Wirth Gallery in Somerset on a glorious early autumn day – a perfect time to see garden designer Piet Oudolf’s planting in its full autumnal glory.  Although  there were great spl...

    29th September 2017Places to Visit10 reading right nowRead More »
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    Terrariums are Terrifically Popular – Again

    I have to admit to being old enough to have planted the odd terrarium or two in the 1970s when they were popular the first time round – sometimes macramé was involved too and I understand that it has also made a comeba...

    25th September 2017Stephanie's Blog10 reading right nowRead More »
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    Hydrangeas – Beyond the Mop Head

    I recently had the great pleasure of spending three hours walking round the garden of the 82 year old hydrangea expert and breeder, Maurice Foster. Despite the fact the temperature had plummeted from 28º the previous day...

    15th September 2017Stephanie's Blog24 reading right nowRead More »
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