We would like to thank all those who have supported our blog over the last year or so.

So much so, in fact, that we are ceasing to post!

But only for about a week.

After which, thanks to Clive, Monsieur le webconcepteur, we will transform from a caterpillar into a sparkling butterfly.


I always had thought that I’d picked my garden design partner very well!

But, I mean to say, is there anything that Lesley cannot do?

She’s a wonderful wife to husband Simon, she has great kids, she designs gardens, she’s a school governor, she plays tennis, she fund raises for her village community.

And blow me down, she can run half marathons too!

On the Bristol Half Marathon yesterday she was running in support of St. Peter’s Hospice, Bristol.


We all find things when we are gardening.

Sometimes its our own debris and sometimes its someone else’s.

I am still hoping to find my father’s secateurs which he gave to me 30 years ago and I lost five years ago.


Ok, this is actually quite funny:

today I managed to drive over my camera!

No, I am not even going to bother to explain the crass and forgetful circumstances.

Suffice it to say that the only reason I didn’t drive over my keys as well was because they were required to start the car!


 Occasionally we see something on our travels that stops us in our tracks.

Here it is a victorian/edwardian stable, certainly not used for 80-90 years.

Perfectly fitted out with sea green tiles:


Where are you on ‘soul’?

Does your garden have soul?

If so, how so? 



At Churchill Primary School in North Somerset, the kids recently accepted the challenge to grow some cress.

So far so simple.

But, as the late, great, comedienne Joyce Grenfell remarked in one of her sketches about children, ‘It’s so interesting the way they see things!’


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