Edwin Lutyens

The Diary of a Plant Addict

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If my blog did not already have a title, ‘The Diary of a Plant Addict’ would be a strong candidate. I’ve had the most […]

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Spring at The Salutation

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  If I were to win the lottery, The Salutation is the house I’d want to live in. I’d spend every spring and summer […]

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Saluting the Salutation

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It was fitting that Gardeners’ World, in the first programme of the new series, chose to highlight the miraculous resurrection of the gardens at […]

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Dazzling Dixter

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Having been utterly engrossed in our own garden for the last few weeks it was a relief to get out and about and start the […]

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Devastation

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It’s a sad irony that after waxing lyrical about The Salutation earlier this week, the gardens are now under water, drowned by this week’s […]

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Return to the Salutation

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With both gardens almost locked-down for winter it’s time to start writing about some of the places that have not yet made it on […]

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Castle Drogo, Devon

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My favourite architect by a country mile is Edwin Lutyens. Often described as a genius, he is most lauded for his Surrey country houses, […]

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Namaste! A Lazy Sunday in Delhi

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For the next two weeks, work brings me to Asia. I’ve been thinking about what to post whilst I am away, as funnily enough […]

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The Salutation, Sandwich (Part 2)

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In amongst the exuberant herbaceous borders and hot, tropical plantings of The Salutation in Kent there were also some carefully considered planting combinations to […]

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The Salutation, Sandwich (Part 1)

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Ever since university, where our course leader Richard Bisgrove was an acknowledged expert on Gertrude Jekyll, I have been fascinated by the relationship between […]

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