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A Triple Portrait

I often get asked to lecture about gardens and landscapes in art, and although I like talking about pictures that people probably don’t know, I always like to include one that everybody thinks they know very well but actually probably … Continue reading

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The Statue, the Square and the Slippery Baron

We think our public parks are suffering from neglect but even after years of austerity and poor maintenance they haven’t quite fallen into the same state of decay as the well-known public space being described here in a book named … Continue reading

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Anne and Osbert’s Pleasure Garden

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We all have our favourite gardening books, whether for the quality of  the illustrations, -usually the first thing one  notices when flicking through – the quality of the writing – which takes more time to appreciate or … Continue reading

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2019 on the blog

I’m amazed to think that the blog has now been running for 6 years,  and like all 6 year olds it’s still growing. This year there have been about 55,000 hits, made by about 26,000 visitors.   I’m also amazed … Continue reading

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Christmas with the Vicar and some Naked Ladies

Scratching my head for something suitably seasonal, and having previously looked at poinsettia and mistletoe but reluctant to do the obvious like Christmas Trees, holly or ivy, it occurred to me that very little has been written about Naked Ladies…. … Continue reading

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