The Museum of Floral Culture in Bangkok

It’s not every day you bump into an internationally renowned floral designer with royal & top brand commissions but I did just that unwittingly whilst in Bangkok in January 2018. And there Sankul Interkul was sitting making an outrageously beautiful violet & dusky pink floral art piece for Her Majesty Queen Mother Sirikit of Thailand….’ooooo’ […]

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Garden Visit Benington Lordship near Stevenage

On one of the only sunny days in February my good friend Sue & I went to Benington Lordship Gardens, near Stevenage, Herts, England to see the snowdrops. Well actually to have a good gossip with a cup of tea & a piece of cake. But there were snowdrops…gazillions of them. And lots of other […]

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Willow Wreath Workshops 2017

Hello everyone Another year eh? I trust you all are as well as can be expected. The year runs by so quickly because we are busy, healthy, happy & safe…mostly. Here are the dates for 2017 the Willow Wreath Workshops. If you can’t make these dates, contact me & I’ll do a small group here at […]

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Adventures in Boots June 2017 – Woburn Abbey Gardens

Every once in a while I encounter a garden which disappoints. Woburn Abbey Gardens in Bedfordshire left us feeling rather flat after our visit recently during an April bank holiday. Suggestions for the new landscaping project at the park were put forward by the renowned landscape gardener Humphrey Repton back in the early 19th century […]

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Eastleach House in the Cotswolds.

 Thumbing through ‘Secret Gardens of The Cotswolds’ written by Victoria Summerley I decided a few weeks back to make visits to gardens in this region a bit of a priority. Afterall, I don’t need to battle the M25 to reach the area & the route is mainly pretty.  By the time I read about Eastleach […]

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Snowdrop weekend at Old Church House, Long Marston.

Not just snowdrops of course, which would be a bit bland, but iris, crocus & cyclamen. Also on offer was a church tower, mulled wine & flapjack. Not bad for a cold, grey winter’s day eh? The Old Church House is Long Marston near Tring in Herts just a few miles from where I live […]

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Adventures in Boots – Latimer House – December 2016

December is a quiet time for flowers in the garden but it’s a very aromatic time for winter flowering shrubs. Even though it isn’t winter just yet, this week I spotted a Viburnum x bodnantense whilst working in a garden. The blossom wasn’t quite fully open but the scent was sweet & pleasant. These stems […]

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