Last summer, in a brief window between lockdowns, I found myself having a socially distanced ponder with an elderly gentleman in a trilby. We were at Batcombe House in Somerset, … Read more
In Tove Jansson’s Moomins in Winter, the Moomins go to bed at the first sign of snow and wake up when they hear the drips of the snow melting. They … Read more
This year, I’ve spent far too much time online – haven’t we all? But in fairness, I’ve learned a lot and have well and truly been inspired. Normally, I love … Read more
Every year I admire this combination of a red rose and a Hydrangea petiolaris, along a fence in a front garden. Why grow one climber, when you can plant two?
This display, in the walled garden at Painshill Park, has a touch of Great Dixter about it, no? Very cute.
There are some stunning pots outside the Holbourne Museum in Bath at the moment. They’re huge and stuffed with all kinds of delights, including cerinthe, verbenas, sweet peas and sunflowers … Read more