Chelsea Flower Show 2018: The Silent Pool Gin Garden

  I love a G&T, so much so that I have an entire garden named after my favourite drink. Naturally I was very happy to discover another garden inspired by the juniper-infused spirit at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. The Silent Pool Gin Garden was part of a line up in the new Space to […]

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Spring Flower Candy: Prunus spinosa

I’ll admit I am a little overdue with this one, but 2015 has been one of the latest I can recall for blackthorn blossom (the flowers of Prunus spinosa). In a normal year there could be a clear month between the single white flowers of blackthorn falling and the appearance of hawthorn blossom (lovingly referred to as ‘may’), but this spring the […]

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The Root of Fragrance

I am a sucker for a bit of luxury and indulgence. I’ve always had Champagne tastes and lemonade pockets, so apologies now to anyone who’s expecting to inherit large sums from me when I depart this earth. You’d better make the most of me whilst I’m alive. Perhaps this extravagant nature isn’t typical of a […]

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