Monthly Archives: September 2014

Wedgwood, frogs and a hedgehog…

As I’m sure you’ll probably be aware the Wedgwood Collection, one of the most important industrial archives in the world and a unique record of over 250 years of British art, is under threat of being  sold off.  The Art Fund … Continue reading

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Sir John Soane and gardens … continued

In a recent post I looked at Pitzhanger, the country retreat of Sir John Soane.  But Soane was interested in gardens at several other levels. Firstly he designed garden buildings, publishing a series of ideas and plans for seats, temples, tea … Continue reading

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Garden Tools & Equipment…

Another parcel of books arrived yesterday and as I struggled to find room for them on the shelves it made me realise that there are an awful lot of books about gardens and gardening, quite a few about their history  or … Continue reading

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Capability Fred

The recent posts about  Mr Middleton proved very popular, so I thought I’d follow them up with one about his successor at the BBC – Fred Streeter –  a man who was full of gardening wisdom & impossible to dislike, and … Continue reading

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