Monthly Archives: April 2011

Ben Nicholson – artist or sculpter?

A few years ago I went round the garden at Sutton Place in Surrey. This very special garden was designed by Geoffrey Jellicoe and at the time I visited, the house was owned by the Getty foundation. Within the grounds was one of he most … Continue reading

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Wisteria sinensis – for the senses

  I’ve never had a garden with a Wisteria before, I’ve never even been a great lover of them – they are not one of my ‘doer’ plants, in that they blossom and are over and done with very quickly; … Continue reading

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Carpe diem

‘Sieze the day’, I was reminded of this wonderful saying last week when I went to a talk and book signing by Katherine Swift, garden writer and author of The Morville Hours and The Morville Year. Katherine read extracts from … Continue reading

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Tulipa sylvestris

After writing about Tulips earlier this week, yesterday I was delighted to visit a garden that held a real treat for me. Kelmscott Manor, Nr Lechlade in Oxon was the country home of William Morris from 1871 to 1896. The house which … Continue reading

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Tulip time

You will find that most articles written about Tulips are published in the autumn, this is because it is when we plant our bulbs. We often buy them on a whim, plant them where there’s a gap and then forget … Continue reading

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