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English garden appreciation 

Now I know I’m incredibly lucky to be able to live where I do. The weather is mostly very good, we’re by the sea and surrounded by great friends and a wonderful community. 392 more words


The Foxglove

THE WHITE FOXGLOVE by C.J. Dennis (1876 – 1938)

Reynard, the fox, was asked to a party. “Come”, they said, in your Sunday best, For we like good form, tho’ the fun be hearty; So all who dance must be formally dressed: Black tail-coat and a shirt-front gleaming. 352 more words

Cottage Gardens

Cherished Phlox

This vase is a treasured possession because it is from my grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary in 1967.

But, my cherished item is the plant itself – the simple perennial phlox. 184 more words


Shere Open Gardens, June 2016

A village gardens open scheme is a great way to take in several gardens in one afternoon, whilst enjoying a glimpse into the backyards of houses not usually open to the public. 240 more words

Garden Visit

The English Country Garden

Hi Everyone

It is well know fact that we English people do love our gardens. Maybe its our generally pleasant, moderate climate, or just our love of things in an ordered way, but gardening is a big thing in the UK. 200 more words

Paintings From Our Travels

Through A Writer's Garden with Wendy Macdonald

Gardens Inspire My Writing

Gardens are eye chocolate and inspirational caffeine for my writing heart. I tend my own garden mostly for the sake of the inspirational beauty it provides around my home. 344 more words

A Writer's Garden

Suffolk and N Essex Garden Tour - Day 2

Day 2 of our tour welcomed us with lovely sunshine and we set off optimistically to our first garden – Ultingwick, nr Maldon.  I was looking forward to visiting this garden as I have been friends with its owner, Phillippa, on Twitter for a couple of years now.  977 more words