This is my personal website. I’m really enjoying the blogging experience and the online company of so many lovely people. Thanks for visiting me here.

I write for my blog with one ideal reader in mind – a thoughtful, caring, playful person, willing to explore ideas on different subjects, as we might if we were to meet face to face. One who is willing to suspend disbelief for a few minutes: someone who is happy to take an idea and see where they can run with it.

Flowers in sunlight
Flowers in sunlight

I have a childish love of flowers: I’ve seen far too many trendy, almost flowerless gardens, but for me, a garden just isn’t the same without them. My interest in gardening runs deep, inspired by my maternal grandma (Mama), my naturalist father and my mother.

Expect to see pictures of all kinds of flowering plants here, particularly roses, woodland or shade plants and traditional English cottage garden favourites.

It’s wonderful that my blog is visited by people from so many countries around the world, but that means some of the plants I’ll feature may not thrive where you live. While I’ll be sharing my experience of visits to public and private gardens, new trends, inspirational plant combinations, and garden art, you’ll need to look elsewhere for technical gardening advice.

I love poetry, prose and drama, so you’ll find the odd post on writing or literature and, when I can’t resist it, an opinion piece. I’ll post pictures of quirky things I see on my travels too, each with a creative angle or a story to tell. All the pictures you’ll see here are my own, except for the odd one I’ll try to cadge for you from my sweetheart, a sweet garden writer from the Southern States of America.

You’ll meet some wonderful people in the comments section of my blog – feel free to join in. I’m always happy to receive genuine comments and observations about posts and pictures that have struck a chord; letting me know where you think I’ve missed something; sharing another viewpoint; telling me where you agree or think I’m going wrong. I value diversity – it’s what makes us human.

I’ve been told I have the knack of connecting seemingly unrelated ideas to illustrate a point. While you might not know exactly where I’m going in a post, my intention will always be the same: to share some of my experiences; to explore ideas or consider options; to see if together, in our overlapping online communities, we can make our lives richer and happier in some way.

If you’d like to follow along, you couldn’t be more welcome – here’s a link to my blog.

Wildflowers in grass with a path mown through


134 Replies to “About”

  1. Out of curiosity, where do you live? (You mention having a friend in the Southern US and I assumed you were someplace else in the US!) But now I’m thinking, England?

  2. Thank you for dropping by my blog. You have created such a beautiful website, a lovely blog and beautiful photographs in your gallery.

  3. Hi Susan,

    I came to check out your blog because of a like on one of my photos. We seem to have the same philosophy on blogging. I tooo love flowers and have been playing with an isolation style, since I’m in the midst of winter here. I also see you on Thursday Doors. Looking forward to more shares of our experiences.

  4. Lovely website! What theme did you use? Years ago I use to work at Heirloom Roses near me in Newberg , Oregon where I developed my love of roses. It’s nice to see them displayed so lovely in English Gardens. Looking at your wonderful photos I think I will try some hellebores!

    1. I’m using Sela at the moment. I like it a lot although it doesn’t give me as much flexibility with displaying galleries as I’d like. Be careful with the hellebores – you’ll find them just as addictive as roses.

  5. Beautiful, colourful & creative blog, we can never have too many flowers. My my faves are Lillies and white roses. I look forward to reading more from you

  6. I look forward to reading more of your articles. You certainly have beautiful, very flowing and interesting writing style. As you, I am also passionate about garden design, flowers and particularly roses.

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