I've just returned from the Port Eliot Festival where I had been invited to judge the Flower Show and speak about my most recent book.

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Port Eliot Festival, DP

Swedish Summer

19.07.11



I have just returned from a site visit to Sweden to discuss a new project.

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DP, Sweden, Linnaeus



Yesterday we received the very sad news that our dear friend and colleague, Heidi, has died after living with cancer for the past 5 years.

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Shoe Tree

07.07.11



Our friend Dave sent us these images of a tree he saw recently in the Californian desert.

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Trees, Ragtop Vintage

Roses No. 4

05.07.11



The roses on the farm are now in full spate. Each week has brought a new arrival or two, but this weekend we were spoiled for choice, and so picked two huge platefuls for the dining table. Not surprisingly visitors gasped when they came into the room, both at the colour and the scent.

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HM, Roses

Roses No. 3

30.06.11



The next wave of David Austin blooms for your delectation

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HM, Roses

Roses No. 2

13.06.11



This week's new arrivals.....

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DP, Roses

Roses No. 1

06.06.11



I'm trialling 30 David Austin roses at the farm this year. Here are the first of the crop.

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DP, Roses