Monthly Archives: August 2016

In a Vase on Monday. Water Lily.

Cathy who hosts In a Vase on Monday is back from her travels and this week  has featured her Jack and the Bean Stalk Lily which towers over her head. My lily is of  a different sort all together. I … Continue reading

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The Norfolk Coast Path and the Scandalous Tale of the Vicar of Stiffkey.

The Norfolk Coast Path is one of the loveliest long distance paths in England. It takes you along 46 miles of salt marshes , creeks and  long, sandy beaches.  Inspired by my daughter and her friends doing it in  less … Continue reading

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Gravetye Manor. The Wild Gardener.

William Robinson was a pioneer in gardening and introduced so much that we now take for granted.  For some reason, he is not remembered in the same way as innovators such as Gertrude Jekyll, but he was just as influential. … Continue reading

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Monk’s House, Rodmell and Brighton Pride.

Leonard and Virginia Wolf bought this 17th century, weather-boarded cottage  for £700 in 1919 as a weekend retreat. In 1940 they moved here permanently. For 22 years Virginia found the peace and isolation here which she needed to keep her fragile mental state … Continue reading

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Wednesday Vignette. Shakkei.

I don’t have much borrowed landscape in my garden apart from trees and this suits me fine. I like to be in my own green world in the garden with the world shut out. But from a couple of places, … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday. Zingy Zinnias.

Many of my annuals got eaten by slugs at the seedling stage this year whilst I was in Italy. But the zinnias managed to avoid their depredations. Slugs adore them, so they were given special protection. And it was worth … Continue reading

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