My second post about apostrophe’s (ok, lay off, I’m only kidding) is addressed to those people who are confident they know how to use them. Continue reading “Apostrophes: a plea for mercy.”
When you think you’ve got exactly the picture you want, step back and check one last time, as the professionals always do, to see if there’s something small you’ve missed. Continue reading “Tips for photographing roses 2: little details matter”
I called in at RHS Wisley during their annual show this September. Now that’s horticulture on a very grand scale: an extensive, beautifully tended collection of plants Continue reading “RHS Wisley makes buying plants easy”
Friday photo: Astrantia (common name masterwort) creates a highlight against a colourful, living tapestry of flowers in a large perennial border. Continue reading “Floral tapestry”
Gresgarth Hall is home to landscape designer Arabella Lennox-Boyd and her husband Mark. Her private garden, open to visitors ten days each year, has been shaped by her artist’s eye for colour, a scholar’s understanding of structure and a seemingly effortless attention to detail.
A wild boar statue greets visitors: ‘Gresgarth’ is Norse for ‘enclosure of wild boar’. The original building dates from the 14th century – more modern additions have made it elegant as well as imposing. The hillside garden, cut through by Artle Beck, presented challenges that have drawn out all the designer’s ingenuity. Continue reading “Gresgarth Hall Gardens: review and photo gallery”
If you find yourself wondering whether you should put an apostrophe in a word that ends in s, but haven’t got a clue, this post is for you. Continue reading “Do I need an apostrophe if the word ends in s?”
I’m lucky. I’ve worked with many creative, imaginative people – and have had them as friends for most of my life. I’m thinking of Continue reading “Want to create a website and blog? Try these free resources.”