Monthly Archives: June 2015

  There are soft cushions of creamy white blossom filling the hedgerows around the county. This diverse plant is as happy growing in rural Sussex as it is along the railway sidings into Waterloo station.   The Elderflower blossoms make the tastiest of cordials encapsulating the taste of the summer in a refreshing drink. It’s […]

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Driving around Surrey at the moment you may notice orange signs declaring the opening of Artist’s Studios. (SOAS). If you’ve never visited one before then you are missing a real and rare treat. I’ve just discovered there’s one on my doorstep on Marley Common, Haslemere, the Artful Gallery. I spent the most spellbinding morning viewing […]

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What is fast becoming a family tradition is a cycle down the disused railway line from Freshwater to Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight. This isn’t because we’ve all turned into MAMILs (middle aged men in lycra!) it’s much more basic than that, it’s delicious food and a beautiful setting that gets the legs pumping. […]

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The summer season kicks off to a great start with the Chelsea Flower Show each May. A world class horticultural event that appears to captivate the four corners of the world. Chelsea for me personally is now part of my DNA, having been part of my life since 1995. I first exhibited a garden for […]

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