Almost a perfect mirror, crossing by Teddington Lock this morning. Had to stop and take a picture though Important Business going on at Petersham Nurseries with the arrival of the Christmas trees. They were packed up for us in Warwickshire at about 5am to get to us in time for opening. Busy Busy. But first I had to have a look around the nurseries as frost rimed many of the plants, so delicately, and the first rays of the morning […]
Christmas spirit is seeping into the Nurseries and I have already been buying decorations and gifts. Autumn seems to be clinging on after a series of bright warm days, though it’s chill at night and first thing and of course, the clocks went back on Sunday night so it is dark by 5.30pm, so I shouldn’t kid myself – tomorrow is November and then, December. Where, my annual query, has the year gone? Not at all a ‘Horticultural’ post – […]
These images I’ve used in my cards this year – taken at Petersham Nurseries last January and, conscious of giving away all of my photographic secrets, had me holding said blooms in one outstretched hand against the painted backdrop of the cupboard that houses all of the electric fuses – and a wobbly camera in the other – trying to keep both still and achieve some focus…. Magical eh? And so I send these same photographs out into the world […]
Time for Santa Claus to take a little R&R, now that the night’s work is over. I hope that you have all been good little boys and girls this year and that Santa has left a suitable present under the tree. A pair of Felco secateurs, a subscription to Gardens Illustrated, a new shed?! I’ve had a lot of fun creating the content for this website during the year and it has been rewarding to see how many folk look […]
Good Night from Lady Emma Hamilton (above) and Darcey Bussell (below) – and from me…. I hope you’ve left out a mince-pie and a glass of sherry for Santa. Big Day tomorrow!
Well, I’m almost ready for The Big Day… The wrapping of presents is required and a little housekeeping. If the rain lets up, then I can get into my garden and clear away the last of the leaves but little else is urgent. There are jobs that could be tackled but I will postpone any lists of instructions until after the Christmas festivities. A week off from garden chores, folks! Perhaps Santa will bring you a long-wished for book that […]