Kew Gardens – a look back in anticipation of looking forward to a visit soon …

  A look back to a visit in early August 2018 when the Pagoda was reopening after a refurbishment and the installation of the dragons. If you want a look inside the pagoda, or a look at the landscape from its heights, you can use tags or search functions. The gardens are open again after…

Kew Gardens, Part One (there will be more tomorrow now I’ve actually booked for the Great Pagoda)

A first look at the newly restored and be-dragoned Great Pagoda. Of course I didn't think to book, so shall be returning tomorrow at 10.30am for that pleasure. I have ascended the Pagoda before, pre-restoration about what, five years ago? But the Dragons are new, 1.8m long on the lower level carved in wood, greatly…

A day in the life… lawncare – how to deal with moss (see WMD’s), tulip displays, a bit of planting and planning a blue & white border….

Just on my doorstep, a bright sparky tulip to set me on my way - and amid a street full of blossom, something a little darker than the usual bubble-gum pinks many Cherries adopt - And on to my first job, a local garden with a lawn more moss than grass - a fine, deep…