The Decisive Moment

"Il n'y a rien dans ce monde qui n'ait un moment decisif"  There is nothing in this world that does not have a decisive moment - Henri Cartier-Bresson By which artful quote I mean, always have your camera with you. A long walk to the van this morning (parking à la maison is generally more hope…

Clematis Lady Northcliffe

Lady Northcliffe, (and as Christopher Lloyd writes in his excellent and still very current book on clematis, 'not Northcliff, (the sort of cliff that faces north)'. Also from Christopher Lloyd in his book, updated by Tom Bennett, 1989, writing on blue clematis: 'The deeper blue shades are more popular than the light. Here our choice…

The Apprentice

Just me and a few thousand roses - English roses, Austin roses, Hybrid Teas and Floribundas, Bourbon, Alba and Portland, Hybrid Musk, Gallica and Species roses, Old Roses of other denominations, Modern shrub and ground cover roses, climbers and ramblers & Fragrant English Climbers, wild roses and standards... 'The Teddington Gardener' is also 'Rose Man'…