So much for the Sumach

So much for the Sumach

| October 20, 2014 | 2 Comments

‘You’ll want to see the garden of course!’ Said my hostess this week end. She meant of course that she wanted me to see it. Whereas I wanted to loll by the roaring log fire and fondle my glass of very beguiling red. It is one of the perils of the profession, that one is […]

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Trampolines - Trial or Treat?

Trampolines – Trial or Treat?

| October 13, 2014 | 4 Comments

Lesley and I spend a not inconsiderable amount of our time on trampolines. Not physically you understand. (Though she does admit to going out there sometimes. However, the idea that I would willingly undertake any form of exercise? Hey, I am not even going to go there!) No, we are more likely to be asking […]

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King Solomon's Temple comes to Bristol

King Solomon’s Temple comes to Bristol

| October 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

The hinterland between Bristol and the M4 motorway is a kind of poor man’s version of the Cotswolds. You have all the honeyed stone and old world charm without the Royal, 4 by 4, boutiquish flummery which has overtaken the environs of Tetbury and Malmesbury. Here in the rolling hills of south Gloucestershire it is […]

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Micro grapes

Micro grapes

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

The city studio garden, though of course perennially inspirational, could not be said to be desperately productive from an edible perspective. That is after all why we have a Tesco Express just round the corner! It was really designed as a sanctuary garden, relaxing the stresses of urban  life. And, given the inner city microclimate, […]

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