The Gardens of Constantine, Cornwall

The National Gardens Scheme (NGS) is a fantastic charity, started in 1927 and now orchestrating access to thousands of private and public UK gardens each year. The publication advertising the opening dates, fondly known as the yellow book, is eagerly awaited each February. This year we’ve been trying harder than usual to get out to […]

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Making Arrangements

This Wednesday I was extended the great honour of arranging the flowers for Trevoole Farm’s NGS open day.  I’m not sure what qualified me for the job, other than a general willingness to have a go, but the opportunity to play with oodles of flowers and a fabulous collection of vintage vessels was far to […]

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Summer Serendipity

The English language is full of wonderful words, if only one can find the opportunity to use them. Thought to be one of the hardest words to translate into other tongues is ‘serendipity’, meaning ‘the accident of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it’. And so it was, by taking a […]

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Windy Ridge, St Margaret’s at Cliffe

The National Gardens Scheme is an absolutely wonderful charity, allowing gardeners and garden lovers access to thousands of private gardens across the country every year. Participating gardens come in all shapes and sizes, offering everything from high horticulture to naturalistic and ecological styles. What all the gardens offer is a rare glimpse into a nation’s […]

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Two Scarecrows

Not sure which of us is likely to frighten the birds most? Read more about our visit to The Pines and Windy Ridge gardens soon.

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