Garden blogging

I Have an Allotment!

When faced with an overgrown allotment and not know what to do first, as the song goes: "Let's start at the very beginning. A very good place to start." I finally moved to Emsworth at the end of the day on Friday 20th April after my Buyer's solicitors took things right up to the wire… Continue reading I Have an Allotment!

Garden blogging, Garden Visits

West Dean Gardens Victorian Glasshouses

It is a pretty good bet that anyone visiting West Dean Gardens, near Chichester, will make for the Victorian Glasshouses no matter whether this is their first or one of many visits. On our recent visit we headed to the newly restored nectarine house. The beautiful Glasshouses in West Dean were built in 1890 and… Continue reading West Dean Gardens Victorian Glasshouses

Garden blogging

Tulips from Worthing

Unfortunately my plans to tick a visit to the Amsterdam Tulip fields off my list went awry this year.  I have consoled myself with my tulips from Worthing.   I am more than delighted with the display and the thought I had gone overboard buying bulbs last year has proved me wrong.  You can never… Continue reading Tulips from Worthing

Book Review, Garden

Book Review: Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds’

The idea of a secret garden is fascinating, and to be given the privilege of actually viewing a secret garden is all the more exciting.  "Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds - a Personal Tour of 20 Private Gardens" opens the gate for us to sneak a look at gardens. Thank you Francis Lincoln Publishers for sending… Continue reading Book Review: Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds’