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Delos Reimagined

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I imagine I have a lot to deal with at The Watch House, but being the custodian of a large, historic garden is a […]

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Spring Comes to Sissinghurst

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  How fortunate that my first visit to Sissinghurst this year should coincide with the warmest day of the spring so far. As the […]

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Stourhead Revisited

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  “We reached Stourhead at 3 o’clock. By that time the sun had penetrated the mist, and was gauzy and humid ….. Never do […]

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Duty

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I have been particularly dutiful this week, even if I do say myself. I began the week in Cornwall, entertaining my beautiful, happy, intelligent […]

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Trengwainton Gardens, Cornwall

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From a very early age my parents took me and my sister to visit gardens. I like to think the reason was to cultivate […]

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Trebah Gardens, Cornwall

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On the steep sides of the Helford River in Cornwall lie two famous gardens, as similar in style as the two halves of a […]

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The Very Best of 2013 – A Year In Pictures

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When I wrote my equivalent post this time last year, I thought 2012 was a momentous year, but reflecting on 2013 I find the last twelve […]

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Blue Gold

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The days ahead promise more warm dry weather, but we’ve enjoyed some much needed rain today. The last time we encountered ‘the wet stuff’ […]

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Wallington Hall, Cambo, Northumberland

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Northumberland is a wonderful, wild, unspoilt county in the north of England, once the frontier between rampaging Celts and civilised Romans. The region is […]

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Herterton House, Cambo, Northumberland

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To my great shame I have never visited Northumberland before, although I once pretend to for a school project on organic farming. Sorry Mrs […]

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