Cornwall

Getting Away From It All

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Like many folk, we’ve barely spent a night away from home since the New Year. I love The Watch House with all my heart, […]

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Growing My Own Tree of Life

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For the last three summers I have been growing airplants outside in the Jungle Garden. Secured to the branches of a tree in dappled […]

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Morrab Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall

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March can be a wild and windy month, especially in the far south-west of Cornwall. So it was that we turned up at Trewidden […]

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Trewidden, Cornwall: Anything But Magnolia

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It’s been a cruel winter for spring flowering shrubs and trees. Today at Trewidden in Cornwall we witnessed the impact of subzero temperatures and […]

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Heligan Harvest

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  I first started visiting The Lost Gardens of Heligan as a student in the very early 1990s. By then the Tremayne family’s forgotten […]

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Eternal Eden

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  I can smell Cornwall before I can see it. Driving across the ancient border between Devon and Cornwall at night it’s pitch black, […]

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Wonder Walls Part II

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  Each time I return to the West Country I am reminded just how damp it is compared to Kent. A crude comparison of […]

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Pretty in Pink: Podranea ricasoliana 

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Draped elegantly over the high walls surrounding Marrakech’s wealthier villas and riads is an elegant climber known variously as pink trumpet vine, Queen of […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Magnolia doltsopa

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Magnolia doltsopa: Michelia doltsopa, sweet michelia There are trees and then there are trees. Queens among their ranks are the magnolias; strong, majestic, ebullient […]

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Tumbledown

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We are staying at Trevoole, one of our favourite places in Cornwall. And because I am on holiday I can take precious time to […]

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Bewitched, Bothered and Bewintered

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As winter draws to a close, I can sum it up in one word: soggy. Dreams of bracing walks along the beach beneath clear, […]

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