Personal blogging

A Visit to the Cotswolds and the Prettiest Villages

When you say to anyone, "I'm off to The Cotswolds for a short break", the usual response is "How lovely, you are lucky, it's so wonderful there".   It is also a quintessential place for visitors from abroad to visit.   Not only is it a beautiful area of our green and pleasant land, it… Continue reading A Visit to the Cotswolds and the Prettiest Villages

Book Review

Book Review and Give Away – Of Rhubarb and Roses, The Telegraph Book of the Garden

The Aurum Publishing Group invited me a few weeks ago to review The Telegraph Book of the Garden "Of Rhubarb and Roses" and a copy arrived a few days later. The Telegraph has published garden writers in their gardening column since the 1930's, starting with H.H. Thomas, a horticulurist, Fred Whitsey, Roy Strong, Vita Sackville-West, Christopher Lloyd… Continue reading Book Review and Give Away – Of Rhubarb and Roses, The Telegraph Book of the Garden

Garden blogging

Osborne House, IoW and Coleus Overload

I recently had a wonderful and happy weekend on the Isle of Wight with my cousin.   We took the bus on Saturday morning to Osborne House, owned by English Heritage, the holiday home of Queen Victoria, which later became her reclusive home following the death of her husband Prince Albert. The house is in… Continue reading Osborne House, IoW and Coleus Overload