“How is it that all these great gardeners are whippet thin?” asked Enid tucking into a large slice of Lemon Drizzle cake (Enid had been rather outspoken all morning and was continuing in this vein…).The slim gardener in question was the very lovely Sue Beesley, owner of Bluebell Cottage Garden and Nursery in Dutton which my class was visiting this morning, the last open day of the year. 730 more words
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Bibury is one of the most well known of all Cotswold villages. With rows of honey coloured stone cottages, a beautiful church, a nice hotel and good pubs it’s a lovely place to soak up the relaxed atmosphere and to enjoy a stroll and a meal if you’re in the area. 309 more words
I recently wrote about Minterne House, half-way between Dorchester and Sherborne in Dorset, but the place’s main attraction is its woodland garden.
The U-shaped trail is just over a mile long and we went very early in the day, so we were alone to enjoy the tranquillity among the trees, which are mostly tall beeches, oaks and conifers around a chain of ponds and streams. 812 more words