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The Jewel of Persian Gardens

When it comes to gardens children tend to experience a space in a very different…

Birr Castle Hanami- Celebrating the Cherry 花見

I have never had the pleasure of visiting Japan but for many reasons it is…

Wild Atlantic Blooms

One of my favourite quotes about the sea was written by the Danish author Karen…

The joy of Primroses

Primroses are flowers that many people associate with the very subtle delicate pale yellow of…

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The Rainbow Goddess

The fabulous early blooming dwarf Iris one of those plants that look great in most…

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Hellebore Witchcraft

Invisibility powders and Flying ointments. Stories about the fascinating Hellebore never fail to amaze. One…

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Corkscrew Silhouette

  The unusual Corkscrew Hazel is one small tree that is a real showstopper in…

Himalayan Rosemary Salt Scrub

As I write this there is a howling wind outside and the temperature is close…

Blackberry Picking

Autumn is upon us and its a wonderful time in nature. My favourite thing in…

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Chaumont sur Loire’s Concept Gardens

The journey to reach the small village of Chaumont sur Loire in itself is quite…