Glorious Goodnestone, Part III: The Walled Garden

The British love a walled garden: solid, enclosed and often romantic, they are private spaces where a lucky few get to garden and where visitors can appreciate their labours. In the 21st Century those that remain are mainly cultivated as decorative fruit, vegetable and cut flower gardens. Those attached to hotels and National Trust properties […]

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Remembering London 2012

This time last year I was already in the Olympic stadium, watching the warm up for the opening ceremony.  Unlike today, the skies were a brooding grey, shedding the odd few spots of rain.  The world shared in the spectacular and moving event that was to follow. London 2012 may be in the past, but […]

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Gold Medal Gardens – North America

As the “Golden Games” draw to a close there is a sense of great pride and celebration in the UK.  We have diving and the 5,000 metres to look forward to tonight, so perhaps Team GB has time for a final gold medal flourish.  I for one will be feeling just a little bit bereft […]

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