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Sunday, 1 March 2015

Life At The End Of A Shovel

I'm giving you a rest from the grand tour to bring you up to date with life at home. A lot of time has been devoted to installing a thousand gallon tank for run off water.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

The Garden At Kelmscott

I seem to have worked through my obsession with Hidcote. It wasn't even my favourite garden from the trip. What! She is going to ramble on and on about somewhere else? The favourite will come in a few weeks. Today I'm taking you to Kelmscott Manor, the country retreat of William Morris, known for his association with the Arts and Crafts movement. In homage to the movement I'll keep it simple.

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Finding Major Johnston

In a garden such as Hidcote you would think getting a sense of its creator not a hard task. In fact I've teased at the nature of the man ever since I visited his English garden almost a year ago. It has become quite an obsession, a quest to discover what appears to be unknowable, possibly intended that way by the man himself.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

A Long Walk

Still at Hidcote. When you have 10 acres there is scope for a grand design. 

An opening in the hedge is one way to reach the swimming "pond". Major Johnston has been described as reclusive but he often invited friends over to enjoy the pool and to play tennis. The pool house has