Book Review: Secret Gardens of East Anglia

"Go West young man, go West. There is health in the country, and room away from our crowds of idlers and imbeciles." - Josiah Bushell Grimmell After being enthralled and inspired reading about 22 very different gardens in 4 counties, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, it really is a case of "Go East", a part … Continue reading Book Review: Secret Gardens of East Anglia

Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day

When the Garden Bloggers' Foliage Day post by My Hesperides Garden popped up on my WordPress Reader, Christina's opening words "...I encourage you to look at the foliage in your garden and give it the appreciation it deserves", encouraged me to go out in the garden this afternoon and take a look.   It is all too easy to … Continue reading Garden Bloggers’ Foliage Day

RHS Wisley in a Brown Winter Coat

It's been quite some time since I made a visit to RHS Wisley, so when my friend suggest we went to Wisley on Sunday I was more than happy.  The weather, however, was not on our side and it was drear and dank with that horrible drizzle which is quite wetting.  I have been using … Continue reading RHS Wisley in a Brown Winter Coat

Parham Gardens at the Height of Summer

I have been to Parham Gardens near Storrington in West Sussex, four times, each one has been different experience.   My first visit, quite a few years ago,  was at the end of the Summer and the garden was looking overgrown and well past its prime.  To be honest I came away slightly disappointed.   The next two … Continue reading Parham Gardens at the Height of Summer

Friday Flowers : 21 March 2014

The Forsythia at the bottom of the garden is coming into bloom and taking on a cheerful Spring-like yellow hue.    It is just right to add to a vase with daffodils and narcissus.   The tiny Tete-a-Tete daffodils are over now but the double Narcissus "Abba", which I think look like poached eggs, have … Continue reading Friday Flowers : 21 March 2014