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’!

Six on Saturday – back on track!

It's been a few weeks since I've blogged, as gardening and taking photographs presented quite a challenge whilst in a moon boot and dependant on crutches! They're history now thankfully, but it's not all plain sailing - I've found that it's surprisingly difficult to walk properly after the period of inactivity! Fortunately Chris has enjoyed … Continue reading Six on Saturday – back on track!