Seeing Snowdrops

One of my unwritten New Year’s resolutions is to address my southern bias when it comes to writing this blog. As someone who’s never lived more than three miles north of the M4, with a penchant for tender plants, I have little experience of gardening any closer to the North Pole than Reading. I am, […]

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Herterton House, Cambo, Northumberland

To my great shame I have never visited Northumberland before, although I once pretend to for a school project on organic farming. Sorry Mrs Truelove, I told a lie! What a pity that I didn’t discover this sprawling, green and little-populated county back in my teens, although somehow I doubt it would have had the […]

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Daily Statue Candy: Neptune

This is Neptune, standing proud above the entrance to the walled gardens at Wallington, Northumberland. He has many fine attributes, including his trident and crown. However it would be churlish to ignore his superbly pert bottom. One can’t help but wonder where he’s planning to hide that key!

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