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The Rev Ditchfield & another view of Capability Brown

Today is a post about the  author or editor of around 100 books and articles, who, in the fine tradition of this blog, has partly been chosen because you won’t have heard of him!  He’s also another in the line of gardening clergymen … Continue reading

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Fishing Temples 1 : the earliest survivals

Its August and I’ve been sitting admiring my lake – how’s that for showing off?  It’s about an acre in extent and stuffed full of hideous fat carp.  It’s an attraction for local fishermen and there’s often one sitting on … Continue reading

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What is an English Garden?

What is an “English Garden”? We all know the answer don’t we? Especially in 2016 The Year of the Garden. Even though not all of the readers of this blog are in England I’m sure the words “English Garden” conjure up familiar and comfortable … Continue reading

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Capability Brown and Africa… did you really say Africa?

I’ve just returned from a month in southern Africa and was bowled over by the range of plants and landscapes that I encountered in the western Cape and Namibia.  I can’t stop enthusing about what I saw but wondered how … Continue reading

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Temple Newsam

A trip to Yorkshire for a wedding gave me a great opportunity to visit a garden I’ve always wanted to see: Temple Newsam, a wonderfully rambling imposing mansion  just a couple of miles from Leeds city centre.  Best known for its magnificent collections … Continue reading

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