Insta-Love: Lavender

  It’s August – holiday time, so here’s a light-hearted little piece filled with summer scent. Lavender gets plonked in all my gardens; I couldn’t be without it, so in it goes with my fingers crossed that it will survive the claggy clay I garden on. I suppose it’s a scent of childhood: of garden visits; older women proffering tea …

Bryan’s Ground

  One of the most pleasurable things about summer for me is visiting other people’s gardens: another, is lazing around in my own garden. If I am not careful, I can find that the season has slipped by without me making the most of it. So now I make a list in advance. It’s something I would recommend to anyone. …