Windsor Great Park – two monarchs, two horses, one castle, a Derbyshire millstone, a Royal Lodge and some remarkable trees

Heading out from The Savill Garden, map in hand, to explore the park and woodland, trails, bridle ways and to gaze across the vistas and views across to Windsor Castle. Elizabeth II on her Jubilee Horse and George III on his Copper Horse, and all under bright blue skies. I think next time we'll take…

More from Assisi….

One mighty gallery here, from my Sunday perambulations around Assisi, from the valley floor right up to the Rocca Maggiore, in the cloud canopy. Such a rich experience, this visit, that I am certain to go again and explore further into the region to take in Perugia and Spello, Gubbio and Spoleto.... better brush up…

The Savill Garden, fragrant, fizzing with colour and all set for Spring

Rhododendrons like this amazing Choremia Tower Court, blazing in the sunshine this afternoon in The Savill Garden within the greater Windsor Great Park - made this a fine choice for a walk, through these extensive gardens before exploring further into The Royal Landscape to search out the Jubilee Horse and the Copper Horse, with views…

An Umbrian Adventure – Assisi and Roses

I visited Assisi a couple of weeks ago, to see the city and to attend a rose pruning course run by Richard Stubbs from David Austin at the rose nursery owned by Paola and Fabio Bianchi - Quando fioriranno le Rose - in the valley below the Basilica you can see rising up from the…