Category Archives: Out and about

Demolition and the point of no return

We live near to a fairly large clunch quarry (hard limestone used for building) and cement works, and as with most mining activities, it has not been without its controversies over the years, particularly as the workings have come to … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – The very green, hanging gardens of Marqueyssac

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Wordless Wednesday – The value of set-aside

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Wordless Wednesday – 2018 Haslingfield Scarecrow Festival

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(with a Roald Dahl flavour)          

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Lost in the plot @RHSHydeHall

Last week we visited Hyde Hall in Essex. Hyde Hall is one of the RHS‘s flagship gardens, but it is in fact a relatively new creation. As recently as 1950 it was just a windswept farm on a bare hilltop. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Orchids

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Orchidelirium and getting out of the cold

I’ve never been sure whether I like orchids or not, possibly because they look so artificial in all their frivolous splendour. In fact it took me several visits to my sister’s house before I realised that her glorious, perpetually-flowering specimen … Continue reading

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