Last weekend we went to the Great Dixter Plant Fair, where the cream of British and European specialist plant nurseries set up stall for two days of horticultural heaven. 

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HM, DP, Great Dixter, Plant Fair

Iford Manor


Recently we finally made a long-planned but long-unrealised visit to Harold Peto's Italiante garden at Iford Manor in Wiltshire.

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HM, Garden Visit, Iford Manor, Harold Peto, Italianate

Earlier this year, to accompany the current exhibition of his work, Green Fuse: The Work of Dan Pearson, Dan was asked by The Garden Museum to design a planting scheme for the Long Border, which runs alongside St. Mary's at Lambeth.

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HM, Woodland, Millennium Forest, Green Fuse, Garden Museum, Planting Scheme

Grecian Spring


Dan and I spent a well earned early spring holiday on a Greek island at the end of March, and were entranced by almost everything we saw, from wildflowers, to dry stone walls. Here are some of the things that we saw....

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HM, Greece, Stone, Dry Stone Walls

Heidi's funeral was on Tuesday, and her family asked us to do the flowers, both for the church and for her coffin.

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HM, Heidi Harvey

Roses No. 4


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


The next wave of David Austin blooms for your delectation

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HM, Roses

Hawk Vision


A rash of filthy pigeons have made the fish pond their bathroom in recent weeks, shredding the new foliage of the waterlily, leaving their calling cards everywhere and turning the goldfish into recluses. We haven't seen them for weeks.

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Studio garden, HM, DP