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Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

This Summer we took a short trip to Cornwall, well I use the term ‘short trip’ loosely as I do not feel six hours in the car can ever be described as short.   604 more words

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Beyond Stone Mulch

The home owner wanted a nice looking yard.

He got it.

The stone mulch added that Zen feel.

He also wanted ‘low maintenance’.


“Missed that by a mile,” he says. 181 more words

Months 10-12: Fall

The rockery road to Dyffryn

That headline will mean nothing to you unless you are familiar with The Dubliners’ Rocky Road to Dublin song, but hey-ho…

In September we visited the National Trust’s… 385 more words

Great Dixter, so good, I visited twice.

If you only get to visit one English garden, I would recommend Great Dixter near Rye, East Sussex. In the lovely book ‘The English Country House Garden’ by George Plumptre, Frances Lincoln Ltd, Dixter is classed as one of the three essentials, along with Hidcote and Sissinghurst. 445 more words

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Bodnant ablaze

The last couple of days saw me away with my sister in North Wales, rediscovering childhood haunts around our granny’s house in Llandudno.  Of course, as a child, the proximity of… 258 more words

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Beautifying brutalist Barbican

Some of you may have read about the recently planted Beech Gardens at London’s Barbican Centre in the Saturday Telegraph’s Gardening section and as the Barbican is less than ten minutes from my office, I decided to take a look for myself. 276 more words

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