Tag Archives: National Gardens Scheme

Wisteria….

I’ve just spent a couple of days visiting historic gardens around Cardiff, an area of the country that I did not know at all.  One of them was Dyffryn, an Italianate mansion set in a splendid Edwardian garden designed by Thomas … Continue reading

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The Daffadill most dainty…

What is it about daffodils?  They’re planted everywhere and anywhere, often vulgar and brash in colour and are probably our commonest bulb in both senses, and yet its rare to find someone who dislikes their show and their often brazen … Continue reading

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Snowdrop Days

I saw my first snowdrops of the season last week, pushing their way through the semi-liquid mud in a friend’s garden. It almost looked as if it needed swimming lessons. But it set me thinking how archetypally English we take … Continue reading

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