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Pingle-Wingle, Lazy Maisie and Granny-jumps-out-of-bed

What on earth is this post about?  This is after all a blog about gardens, designed landscapes and sometimes plants and their history. If you’re from a rural background and of the right age to remember children’s country games you … Continue reading

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Brodsworth

As you probably know the Gardens Trust has been running an extensive on-line lecture programme for the last 2 years, including a regular Wednesday evening slot called Unforgettable Gardens.  April’s lectures were run in partnership with English Heritage and included … Continue reading

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Bevis Bawa @ Brief

Let’s start  with some not very good [actually pretty awful] poetry because  it gives a flavour of today’s subject: In the land where the jaggery grows And the skies are raucous with crows Years ago on a pastoral hill Which … Continue reading

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Harlaxton: “Beyond your imagination”

Unfortunately I haven’t had a single answer to the question -“Why did he do it?” – that I posed at the end of last week’s post about Harlaxton the “Jacobethan” marvel dreamed up and then lovingly built by Gregory Gregory. … Continue reading

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Harlaxton: Gregory’s Dream

On the way to a family wedding last weekend I stopped off at Harlaxton near Grantham in Lincolnshire. Like John Claudius Loudon before me   I “had heard much of this place from various architects and amateurs for several years.” … Continue reading

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