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Ideas for Stealing

This weekend I was lucky enough to have tickets for the Chelsea Flower Show (a Christmas present form the children) so spent most of the weekend in the London area.   210 more words



‘Cherish the past, Adorn the present, Construct for the future’- Clough Williams-Ellis

An architect who was a master of proportion and perspective created delightful gardens. 297 more words

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Painshill Park: the weirdness of landscape gardens

Hot on the heels of my trip to Eltham Palace to check out the 1930s planting, yesterday saw me visiting Painshill Park in Surrey, this time to visit an 18th century landscape garden. 505 more words


The herbaceous border in spring

When I go to Cardiff’s Bute Park to visit the tree I am “following”, I usually walk back along the herbaceous borders. I always admire them, as it is such a traditional British idea, having permanent plantings of perennials that are mostly at their best in the warmer months, dying back to bare soil in winter when we all stay indoors. 336 more words


The Cruickshank Botanic Gardens in Spring

On 9th May,  I attended the Cruickshank Botanic Gardens spring plant sale. After queuing for half an hour, and then buying as much as I could fit in my two bags, I treated myself to a tour of the gardens. 418 more words


A Glimpse of Wisley

As well as the wonderful meadows of Camassia that I posted about yesterday, our recent visit to RHS Wisley was full of spring magic. 230 more words


The Hut on The Sands: A trip to Munstead Wood

Upon the sandy soil of Surrey heath stands a hut. Not just any hut, but the one that Gertrude Jekyll called home for many years: Munstead Wood. 578 more words

Gertude Jekyll