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

Staying with the cottage garden theme, you might enjoy this photo story about the peonies that caught my eye during my visits to Arley Hall and Garden.

Pink peonies at Arley Hall

Take a look at some images from my visit to designer Arabella Lennox-Boyd’s wonderful private garden in North West England, and get a little garden design inspiration at the same time – Garden Gallery: Gresgarth Hall

Topiary bird in a garden at Gresgrath Hall

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 all of my photo galleries here – or 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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