While the Squire is focusing on that bright light at the end of his proverbial chemotherapy tunnel and further afield, I am supporting him from a kilometre down the road, mind you not by choice it's due to Auckland being in lockdown.
On the border of the Cotswold region lies Malmesbury. The mellow hilltop town of Malmesbury is peppered with ancient buildings constructed out of honey-coloured Cotswold stone. It's the oldest borough in England, having been awarded that status in AD 880, and boasts one of the county's finest market crosses – a 15th-century crownlike structure built… Continue reading The Abbey Gardens – Malmesbury
Summer is well and truly upon us, and with summer comes colour. We have indeed been blessed with glorious weather to enjoy what England does best. For me, this means the prolific gardens. My favourites are those that do not require an entry fee as many stunning views can be seen and enjoyed on my… Continue reading The Rococo Gardens in Painswick
With a small amount of information, we set off to spend time in Guildford. Sometimes it is more interesting to have an element of pleasant surprises than knowing all there is to know before visiting a new place. Firstly, one of the main reasons for heading into the city was to inject some new items… Continue reading A Day in Guildford
It was Sunday morning. Yet another glorious sunny, warm day. Even though it was now in the middle of a Bank Holiday Weekend. Yes, I repeat it was still sunny and no clouds to be seen on the horizon. Time to get up and at'em. Within moments we are dressed and ready for a long… Continue reading R.H.S Wisley a Horticultural Inspiration