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Good morning, my fine feathered friends!

The title is an homage to one of my favourite children’s books, Quentin Blake’s Cockatoos.

Each morning Professor Dupont, a dapper chap, jumps out of bed, takes a shower, cleans his teeth, gets dressed, ties his tie, adjusts his spectacles and goes downstairs.  309 more words

Spring Bulbs

A visit to Canterbury Cathedrals NGS Gardens

One fine day in May I set off for a truly wonderful set of NGS gardens I hadn’t seen in about 2 years. I last visited when I lived relatively locally and I remember the day was freezing. 1,726 more words

In a Vase on Monday: Pot of Promises

Travelling to our NGS lunch yesterday, barely 20 miles from home, to pick up posters and publicity material for this summer’s garden openings (as well as eating our lovely lunch!), we drove down lanes with snow banked several feet high on either side which had obviously been cleared a by a snow plough; here, however, although we added another inch or so to the snow I showed in my EOMV views we have got off very lightly compared to the vast majority of the UK. 367 more words


RHODES STOEPSITFEES 2018 ... a great success!

The stoeps were all swept and ready for our annual Rhodes Stoepsitfees 2018 last weekend!  Great conversations with the locals were had on the stoeps with food and drinks on offer.  132 more words


Hats, Gloves, Scarves & Muddy Boots.

On Wednesday we replaced our Hats, Gloves, Scarves and Muddy Boots with our ‘Wednesday Best’ to attend the Worcestershire County National Garden Scheme AGM and lunch. 214 more words

Our Garden@19

In the February Sunshine.

These winter months are the time of year I try to carry out any ‘estate’ maintenance along with completing the pruning of the climbing/rambling roses, wisteria, vines, the apples and pear trees. 677 more words

Our Garden@19

Rhodes Annual Stoepsitfees

15 to 18 Feb

It’s almost time for our annual Stoepsitfees, it’s going to be a notable gathering!         Make time and join the fun!