Roses

Flower Therapy

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Tonight I am greatly in need of a happy pill. The best I can muster from the depths of the medicine cabinet is a […]

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Coming Home

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There’s nothing like a long spell away from home to remind you of what you take for granted …. and sometimes what you might do […]

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Flower Market Road, Hong Kong

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Since the 1970s, Flower Market Road (花墟道) has been the go-to place for plants and flowers in Hong Kong. The term ‘market’ conjures up […]

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Divine Decay

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On the whole I dislike decay. My inner perfectionist denies me the pleasure of anything less than pristine, fresh or new. I wish I could be […]

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Old Bladbean Stud, Elham, Kent

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Joyful and life affirming is how I’d describe the garden at Old Bladbean Stud. Hidden among the labyrinthine lanes of South East Kent, owner […]

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Amsterdam Open Gardens Weekend 2014

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We all know Amsterdam as a city arranged along tree-lined canals. Some are fronted with fine houses, others modest ones, but all share similar characteristics – […]

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Elham NGS Open Gardens

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Nestled in a broad, fertile valley cutting a swathe through East Kent, Elham is the very essence of England. During W.W.II Sir Anthony Eden lived in a […]

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Merry Christmas!

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A very Merry Christmas to all my lovely followers and to garden lovers everywhere. Have a wonderful day!

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Out of the Darkness

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I have just endured a whole week in China. It was not the death-defying driving or the tawdry toilets that upset me, it wasn’t […]

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Pure and Simple

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Arranged in a simple grey marble cube, what could be prettier than this arrangement of lightly perfumed rose buds? Pictured this morning at The […]

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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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