the silver lining

We’ve been away from the Garden of Eden for a short time, visiting friends in The South. It was our first four night break since last May and was a welcome recharge, especially as visits to The Hillier Arboretum and Exbury Gardens were on the agenda, as well as three garden open under the National … More the silver lining

alder purple

We walked on Boxing Day, justĀ  a little stroll down to the bridge before the rain came again. It is mild for lateĀ  December and the halt brought about by the cold weeks before Christmas has been reversed by the endless pulses of rain from the Atlantic. There are stirrings in the hedges and edges. … More alder purple