Isn’t it lovely…

This post is dedicated to Anne Wareham (Twitter: @AnneWareham). Tongue most definitely in cheek. Well, almost. :-p * * * * * The other day, Anne Wareham asked on Twitter “Would twitter survive a ban on the word ‘lovely’?”. My …

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Garden visit: Bryan’s Ground

For some time I’ve wanted to visit Bryan’s Ground. I’ve read about it in gardening magazines like Gardens Illustrated and RHS’s The Garden. And I’ve read other gardening bloggers experiences of visiting, such as VP’s back in May, where she …

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Garden visit: Anglesey Abbey

 Along the winter walk It is frequently claimed that the winter garden at Anglesey Abbey is one of the best in the country. I heartily concur. I’ve visited it several times over the last few years, and it never fails …

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Garden visit: Welford Park

  Every February I like to visit at least one snowdrop garden. In the past I’ve been to Painswick in Gloucestershire and Kingston Bagpuize in my own shire (Oxon), this year it was Welford Park in Berkshire. snowdrops and aconites …

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Garden visit: Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens

During our Dorset holiday, Kevin and I visited Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens. It may seem like an odd thing to do in the middle of winter. However, I often find winter a great time to visit a garden to see the …

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Garden visit: Audley End

Last weekend we were in Cambridge visiting Audrey, and the three of us ventured out to Audley End to enjoy some late autumn sun and see the gardens. As you will see from the photos, the sun disappeared by the …

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Garden visit: Savill Garden

For my birthday this year Kevin and I took the day off and visited the Savill Garden down on the Surrey-Berkshire border. As my birthday in England corresponds with autumn, it’s become a ‘tradition’ to visit autumn gardens as my …

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Garden visit: Wollarton Old Hall Garden

The second garden visit of our Shropshire holiday was to Wollerton Old Hall Garden in North Shropshire. Unlike the Dower House Garden, Wollerton is more like a pleasure garden. For me, the difference is that Dower House Garden includes food …

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