This post started out life months and months ago as a draft piece on eroticism in the garden generally. I’d found some great images and references and was looking forward to surprising you, my readers, with a little naughtiness….surely not … Continue reading
On Wednesday I was in Birmingham for the annual Historic Landscapes Assembly organised by The Gardens Trust. It marked the launch of a significant report they had commissioned about Capability Brown, so although I don’t normally cover current events here … Continue reading
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It was hard not to smile when, whilst researching for a lecture on Chinoiserie in the garden, I flicked through the pattern books published by William Halfpenny, a virtually unknown 18thc architect. Very little of his work appears to have survived, although what … Continue reading
Monty Don has done it again. A couple of months ago I wrote a post about scything and lawns and he then immediately demonstrated how to do it on The Secret History of the British Garden. Next, I was writing … Continue reading
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Winter walks seem to be one of the main topics in the garden-related press at the moment – although most of them will have been written before the weather prevented most of us from going anywhere! The Daily Telegraph, for … Continue reading