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A Young Man Among Roses

I’m sure that you’ll recognise this picture.   Its custodian, the V&A, says it “is perhaps the most famous of English miniatures. It epitomises the romantic Elizabethan age and is a masterpiece of miniature paintings by its greatest exponent, Nicholas Hilliard. … Continue reading

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Pteridomania

My partner recently had a serious attack of Pteridomania!  As a consequence there’s hardly a corner of 0ur tiny back garden that doesn’t show signs of this terrible ailment. There is evidence of this not only out  in the open … Continue reading

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Ann Rushout

Sometimes one stumbles across interesting people by pure chance. Today’s post is one such serendipitous discovery. I was looking for images for another post and found an interesting watercolour painting of a landscape by a woman I’d never heard of, … Continue reading

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Cottage Gardens – Cabbages and Chocolate boxes

I wrote a couple of weeks back about the origin of the cottage garden,  and today I want to take the story forward and look at how by the middle of Queen Victoria’s  reign  rural cottages and their gardens had … Continue reading

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Hever

Another recent escape from lockdown took me to Hever Castle in Kent, the childhood home of Anne Boleyn.  Obviously the castle itself was closed but I’d noticed a short piece  about Hever and its display of tulips  in Gardens Illustrated … Continue reading

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