Mottisfont Abbey – a look back at the rose gardens in June 2014 (It’s raining again in 2016)

Set by the banks of the crystal River Test, cutting through the chalk downland, sits Mottisfont Priory, dating to the 13th Century and with a colourful history right up to the 20th Century with Maud and Gilbert Russell bringing life again to the old house and the National Trust subsequently taking the House and Gardens…

Another peak at Petersham Nurseries …

A montage of a few pictures I took on Sunday at Petersham Nurseries - the display carts I'd refreshed and 'replanted' as well as the perennial and rose benches. The tangerine, apricot and gold blooms on the last few standards of rose Lady Emma Hamilton still make me swoon with their fragrance of ripe peach,…