In celebration of International Day of Happiness, I’m sharing different takes on happiness – and scattering flower pictures among them, because flowers make me happy. I hope a little of this works for you too!
I promised to share more pictures from my most recent visit to Gresgarth Hall – here they are. I’ve tried to give you a quick private tour of this lovely winter garden.
It’s not often I’ve had the chance to see so many mature hellebores flowering. I wanted to try to capture a different impression of these generous plants than a picture of just one single flower can convey.
Isn’t it amazing what man and nature can achieve, hand in hand, when they try?
You wouldn’t think this climber would grow at at all, planted so close to the wall of a classic, sandstone terraced cottage, let alone form a wonderful living window frame. We found it in The Cotswolds, on our way to Hidcote Gardens. Continue reading “A living window frame”
This week’s photo challenge reminded me of this picture of a colourful, customised bathroom wall taken at The Shed Barbecue and Blues Joint, Mississippi.
The reflections on the corrugated metal ceiling help capture light as suggested in Photography101. Continue reading “Weekly photo challenge: wall”
It may feel heartbreaking to receive a bad review or negative comments when you’re writing as a private individual; if you’re a company, dedicated to providing an excellent product, experience or service, negative reviews could hit your bottom line.
Your first reaction may be that the review is unfair, but take a deep breath. Think very carefully before posting a reply. See this as an intellectual challenge – your response will become part of your brand’s online DNA. Continue reading “Negative online reviews: how to respond like a pro”
I couldn’t resist sharing a sneak peak from my most recent visit to one of my favourite gardens, Gresgarth Hall in Caton, Lancashire for their Hellebore Open Day.
I always like to know when people who really live and breathe the garden think is the best time to visit. Continue reading “Hellebore Day 2015 at Gresgarth Hall”