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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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The Garden at Lion Rock

Where is the oldest extant garden complex in the world?  To be honest I don’t know – let me know if you do – but today’s  post is about what must be one of the contenders for that title.   … Continue reading

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A Life in Miniature

A recent email from my friend Twigs Way had the headline “This is just SO quirky . .”  Clicking it open I found  a hyperlink and the message: “thought I would send it to a fellow lover of the ‘strange … Continue reading

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