Four Seasons Garden – Autumn

After a two year break, Tony and Marie Newton opened their stunning, award winning and perfectly named garden 'Four Seasons' under the National Garden Scheme last weekend. The sunny mild weather we experienced was just perfect for the many visitors keen to take pleasure in the vibrantly colourful planting that is a key feature of this … Continue reading Four Seasons Garden – Autumn

The Gardens of Sissinghurst, Great Dixter & Merriments

I've been yearning to visit the gardens at both Sissinghurst Castle and Great Dixter for years, but being too far from our home for a day out we haven't been - until this September. Forward planning by way of researching on the net revealed another garden nearby, Merriments, indeed it's an RHS partner garden and … Continue reading The Gardens of Sissinghurst, Great Dixter & Merriments

A walk in the park – Walsall Arboretum

The borough of Walsall gets a lot of poor press, often unfairly in my view. It has a diverse population, generally living comfortably together. Unfortunately there are also high levels of poverty and health, social and economic issues to contend with. Recently, the town centre appears to have entered a slow decline, with the closure … Continue reading A walk in the park – Walsall Arboretum

Pruning dilemma and more: from Wales

An unexpectedly sunny afternoon after our early morning drive from the West Midlands to Aberglasne saw Chris pondering on just how much he should be pruning off a mixed hedge and a berberis thunbergiii 'Pink Queen" This'll be a job to keep us busy tomorrow, but we're happy to see that there's been enough rain to … Continue reading Pruning dilemma and more: from Wales