the decorative gardener

We took a short break on Wednesday afternoon to get some exercise and to see what progress the plants at the local National Trust garden were making. If  you strip away the stately home, nay castle, the chapel, the 1500 acre parkland and farm, the Victorian walled garden, our place is just the same as… Continue reading the decorative gardener

in the green

Last Sunday we walked in the South Shropshire hills and one of the highlights was passing  through a woodland carpeted with snowdrops. I cannot imagine ever tiring of the simple beauty of the February fair maids. Whether it is because the profusion of flowers is so welcome after the dead leaves and bare earth of… Continue reading in the green