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I see London...

Marriage is a learning curve... the other day, I found out that Fereday had never heard the rhyme:"I see London...I see France...I can see your underpants!!"After he recovered from rolling about with laughter, it transpired that this little ditty…
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Gather ye apples while ye may

Well, I hope you're all getting ready for Old St Kenelm's Day!!! I know I am. For anyone who has forgotten - and shame on you!!! - the parish church of Clent (Worcs) is dedicated to St Kenelm. On 28th July (or the Sunday following), it was…
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WANTED: British Summertime

Has anyone seen a two-week hot spell in their travels recently? If so, can you please remind it that it's forgotten about dear old Blighty, give it a kick in the pants, and then send it our way? I've got blueberries that resemble dollhouse apples -…
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Betty's - Home of the nanny brigade

We went to RHS Harlow Carr at the end of June to catch-up with two friends before they went "Stateside" for a month's holiday. Before venturing down to the gardens, we were to take lunch in the Betty's Restaurant. (Betty's makes me come over all…
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Grumpy old women....

What with the dire weather, Fereday and I find that many of our "summer" evenings are ending with a hot cuppa in front of the idiot box rather than a restful hour in the garden while the sun sets with an investigating rabbit providing the requisite…
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Why this Garden Works


Each article is presented by landscape designer, Tracy Rich, who will examine a single garden and provide design tips based on that garden's layout, materials and planting.

Tuinen Mien Ruys

Mien Ruys' own garden in the Netherlands is the ideal place to start a new series on design articles on 'Why this Garden Works'.

Lan Su Chinese Garden

Lan Su is a great example of urban garden design. Its whole purpose is to help people relax and to inspire creativity by connecting with nature, even in the centre of town. 

Hauser & Wirth Garden

The main wow factor of this garden is the large perennial meadow out the back called Oudolf Field after its famous Dutch designer, Piet Oudolf. However, the gallery complex also contains some other very interesting spaces.

 

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