Featured Posts in'England' Category

Bois D’arc Trees

Ever think about what settlers did to keep animals in, or out, of a place before barbed wire?  In many parts of the Read more..

Unusual Fruit

The pomegranate is a native of Iran and Pakistan. The shrub or small tree bears bright red flowers and juicy, if seedy Read more..

Top English Gardens for RHS Visits

A list of 55 gardens in England recommended by the Royal Horticultural Society. RHS provides free admission for Read more..

St Rose Nursery of Exotic Plants and tropical delights…

Visiting plant nurseries is a passion of mine, as my good friend Matt Biggs (co host on our last Cruise around the Read more..


I’m in the romantic mood today.... I wish I could just beam myself anywhere instantly; wiggle my nose like Samantha Read more..

reasons to be cheerful

Insomnia is not one of them!  Oh to be a cat able to sleep anytime anywhere. At least if you find yourself wide awake Read more..

Bishop’s Kiss!

I obtained these unusual chilli plants as tiny seedlings back in the Summer. Although they had been planted very late, Read more..

Himalayan Gardens in England

First read the authoritative book ‘The Himalayan Garden: Growing Plants from the Roof of the World ‘ by Read more..

Golden Autumn in Lakeland

If you want to see England in full Autumn colour visit the Lake District in October. The Lakes also has several Read more..

Last of the Summer Vine!

Frost was forecast in parts of South England last night so I went around picking every last possible tomato, just in Read more..