Summer is a basket of simple ingredients, intoxicating when combined.

The Hampton Court Garden Show is the epitomy of an English summer, a basket of simple ingredients, intoxicating when combined. Here is our summer’s day: People thronging in their sensible shoes and flowery shirts, the wise pulling a plastic cart to hold their purchases, The air filled with music and chatter, scented with coffee and … More Summer is a basket of simple ingredients, intoxicating when combined.

Symphony of greens

It has been a harsh winter in southern England. The children enjoyed the snow but for many of us the icy conditions and flooding have made life more complicated. Kate’s prompt  GREEN is a timely reminder of the sap rising in the trees and the spears of daffodils thrusting through the soil. Green is a … More Symphony of greens