Monthly Archives: January 2023

Cats!

Apologies if you’ve already seen this post.  I’ve had several messages saying that either the blog hadn’t arrived or that it wouldn’t open properly so I’m reposting it in the hope that we have better luck second time around. Humans have … Continue reading

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Cats!

Humans have a love-hate relationship with cats. Personally I find it hard to understand why some people don’t like them. They’re very independent, clean and tidy, generally quiet and  pretty low maintenance,  and of course so instinctively clever that, unlike … Continue reading

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Fabulous Florilegia

What are florilegia? In a direct translation from Latin a florilegium  literally means a collection of flowers so its easy to see why it was used for the first time  by Adriaen Collaert as the title for  his book simply entitled ‘Florilegium’ which … Continue reading

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Fifty Years of Garden History

Way back in 1965 a small but dedicated band of garden enthusiasts got together and formed what was to become  “the oldest society in the world dedicated to the conservation and study of historic designed gardens and landscapes.”    Through … Continue reading

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Bramham

I’ve always known that late 17th/ early 18thc gardens and landscapes have a special quality about them,  but a visit I made last month proved it beyond doubt.  So to get the New Year off to a flying start let … Continue reading

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