Monthly Archives: January 2022

Ancient Suffolk. Yews and Puddingstones.

I love old things. My house was built in 1500, that was before Henry viii came to the throne and started chopping off his wives’ heads He was only nine at the time. But there are older buildings in Suffolk. … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday. Twigs, Bark and Leaves in the Winter Garden.

We have had some beautiful January sun this week which cheers the spirits and lights up the foliage and coloured stems in the winter garden. The trees I planted down here are now mature enough to make a show. This … Continue reading

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Six on Saturday. Winter Cheer.

Over Christmas I enjoy early snowdrops and adorable Narcissus ‘Cedric Morris’ shining out in the bleakness of the December garden. But I try not to look at the little noses of bulbs appearing everywhere and I avoid my winter garden. … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day Dreams.

Sometimes I dream about having manicured acres with topiary and an army of gardeners. I would love beautiful, original art work in the garden. A big, fat, stone frog perhaps. A Japanese tea house… And a flock of pink flamingos. … Continue reading

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