For those who love gardening, I’ve picked out a few popular posts, including this one, about how I finally succumbed to the temptation to start taking pictures of roses while working at David Austin Roses: Regrets…I’ve had a few

Picture of David Austin's Rose Garden

If you’re thinking of creating a cottage garden, or enjoy the plants you’ll find in one, take a look at my post Recipe for a Traditional English Cottage Garden. It’s not entirely serious, so don’t worry too much if you don’t have a thatched roof: you might still find a few useful tips.

White lily

You’ll find posts on some of my favourite gardening haunts, such as designer Arabella Lennox-Boyd’s wonderful private garden in North West England – Garden Gallery: Gresgarth Hall

Topiary bird in a garden at Gresgrath Hall

If you live too far afield to have visited any of the UK flower shows, such as the RHS Hampton Court Flower Show (pictured below), you’ll be able to catch up with some of them here and might find some inspiration on plant or colour combinations  – or a new excuse to visit the UK!

Wellbeing of Women Garden

Rose lovers might enjoy the pictures in my first Gallery of English roses of the alluring flowers that seem to have stolen my heart. You can explore some of my photo galleries here – or you might like to bookmark the page and call back later.

Picture of 'Golden Celebration' with a bee

If like me, you find happiness in the demure beauty of a shade garden, take a look at my post Hellebore Heaven, which tells of my visit to the mountain nursery of plantsman and breeder Barry Glick (who is anything but demure). Back home in England, I visited Ashwood Nurseries to learn how their beautiful strain of hellebores, the Ashwood Garden Hybrids, are created.

Hellebores: Ashwood Garden Hybrids

Take a virtual look with me around the Dorothy Clive Garden in Spring when the tulips and forget-me-nots are flowering and the rhododendrons and azaleas at their best.


My blog already has many posts about gardening and I’ve got lots of ideas for snippets to share in the future, including pictures of flowers that catch my eye; sneak peeks into some of the best gardens in Britain; and news from some of my favourite flower shows, plant nurseries and nature-loving personalities.

Of course my blog’s not only about gardening: you can read my most recent posts here.

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