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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The weather yesterday was wonderful so I decided to take my own advice [for a change] and went for a winter walk. And having written recently about Copped Hall discovered that it had one its monthly open days I set … Continue reading
I love decay. Houses and gardens are not necessarily meant to last forever – whatever their creators might think – and every so often decisions have to be made about whether to preserve, restore, recreate or perhaps just to allow … 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