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Neeleshwar Hermitage Garden

For the last three weeks we have been away from Glebe House staying in the Neeleshwar Hermitage Hotel in Kerala, South India. Neeleshwar Hermitage is hybrid of a boutique hotel and an Ayurvedic wellness centre. 428 more words

Garden Plants

#snowdrops. Out of Hibernation-for Hodsock Press Day 

All winter I’ve found a kind of sanctuary in the potting shed. There’s a deep peaceful silence. A protection from the cold. A place to think. 593 more words


Growing Medicine for the Mind

“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the mind.”

I love growing flowers on my allotment plot. 360 more words


Garden visit: Cambridge University Botanic Garden

In the depths of Winter it can be hard to stay enthused about the garden yet if you know where to look there are some stunning examples of a Winter garden. 377 more words


Lessons from Gresgarth

Visiting gardens in flaming June is all very well. You know the score……the air is heady with the scent of roses, the borders are brim full with colourful perennials and you walk away completely demoralised, resolving to dig up your own pathetic patch and start again, spade in one hand, credit card in the other. 508 more words

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Happy New Year! AGM and the Year Ahead.


With the days getting longer, Spring doesn’t seem that far away. The signs are already there  in the countryside and our gardens. Snowdrops, cyclamen, Hamamelis all brightening up the days when the sun doesn’t shine. 396 more words

Hidcote Manor Garden Doors

We visited Hidcote Manor Garden in the Cotswolds in September 2016. The large garden is divided into distinct rooms and you may recall that I wrote about the… 209 more words

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