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Oops.... but it is dry!

Oops…. but it is dry!

| September 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

I have just watered the studio garden. Depending on where you live it may be the driest September for 20 years or 40 years or 50 years or whatever. Sufficient to say it is flippin dry. And there is no rain forecast for this week here. The above picture was sent in by a lovely […]

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'Nothing in his life

‘Nothing in his life

| September 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

became him like the leaving it’ . In The Scottish Play  Shakespeare crisply assesses the treacherousThane of Cawdor’s deathbed repentance. How wonderful to die well! Queue the last wise words. Lying back on soft pillows, in the bosom of your loving family. Or think perhaps Bogart-like, laconic sang froid or maybe even real life heroism – a life […]

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Happy as a pig in daisies

Happy as a pig in daisies

| August 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Yes I know the saying is Happy as a pig in mud/muck/s—! But I loved seeing these creatures the other day as we parked, in deepest, most rural Somerset rootling in a sea of white daisies. We were calling on a pot supplier. (As in containers, not w—!) We were wanting to buy contemporary containers for a current […]

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Holy Smoke!

Holy Smoke!

| July 15, 2014 | 2 Comments

Driving round as a garden designer is hardly distraction free! And I am so often looking for a driveway or side turning to take a must – have pic. I have had my eye on this ‘Smoke Bush’ for some weeks now. So many shrubs have been outstanding this year, lilacs, roses, philadelphus. You name […]

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