Monthly Archives: March 2022

Kingston Lacy

I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many daffodils in flower.  Wordsworth would have been in heaven if he’d seen them. In fact if it wasn’t for the fact they’re growing in open woodland I’m sure the yellow would have … Continue reading

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A Civilized Wilderness

Which English landscape garden is this?  Some lesser known Capability Brown site? Or perhaps one by one of his contemporaries?  Off the beaten track somewhere or just a hidden corner of a better known one?   Wherever you’ve guessed I … Continue reading

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Violets are Red and Roses are Blue

The title of this post conjures up a horrible idea!  What’s wrong with flowers being the colour they have always been?  Yet for centuries the world has been trying to find new colours [and indeed shapes, sizes and almost any … Continue reading

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The Origins of Garden Gnomes

Just a few questions as the introduction for today’s post. What do you know about gnomes?   How are they different to dwarves?  Elves? Goblins? Pixies? Leprechauns, Boggarts? Or any of the other small folk who live in our imagination … Continue reading

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