Garden Organic – Growing Naturally

Yesterday saw a group of Garden Media Guild members visiting a garden with purpose. Founded by Lawrence Hills, a tireless promoter of organic gardening, the charity Garden Organic at Ryton in Coventry focuses on education, community health and well being, research and importantly they campaign and lobby where policy threatens the organic principles of: Building … Continue reading Garden Organic – Growing Naturally

Garden Media Guild visit to Southwood Lodge

Last week, having spent a marvellous morning at Mona's Garden in Highgate, London, our group of Garden Media Guild members proceeded to Southwood Lodge, a handsome 18th century house set amidst a most charming garden. The house has previously functioned as a care home and school, but in 1963 it was purchased by an architect … Continue reading Garden Media Guild visit to Southwood Lodge

Garden Media Guild visit to Mona’s Garden

I've enjoyed an extraordinary week, having taken advantage of a fabulous opportunity to visit two gardens in London with the Garden Media Guild. On a glorious sunny day, myself and a group of fellow members (I'm a newbie probationer), accompanied by our tour leader Mike made our first visit to Mona Abboud's award winning Mediterranean/Australasian … Continue reading Garden Media Guild visit to Mona’s Garden

Five Jobs (those that should have been done by now!)

I can't believe it's March already and as usual I'm late getting on with - just about everything! Chris has been busy in the garden, hedge cutting and clearing last years debris, but my time management skills require improvement, I spend a disproportionate time either with my camera or playing golf! Having taken stock this … Continue reading Five Jobs (those that should have been done by now!)

Just another week in Wales – escape of the ‘Aberglasne Two’!

What could be better - a week off from work, an uneventful drive to the coast and a few days relaxing- bliss. In reality, this was a tad optimistic - to expect a task free interlude would be naive given our past experiences of looking after our garden in Wales. Trepidation started last Thursday when … Continue reading Just another week in Wales – escape of the ‘Aberglasne Two’!