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A New Year…

Here we go then – another year. I like it when Christmas arrives, but I’m always glad to see the back of it, too. I’m writing this post on a cold, clear day. The sun is low, incredibly bright, and the wind is biting cold. It’s past midday, but a silver covering of frost still […]


A new addition to the garden… No self-respecting tropical plant enthusiast can get by without some form of winter protection for their prized specimens (and I’ve been politely informed by my wife that the orangery is off limits for overwintering). That’s its main purpose for me, really – a winter retreat for my tender tropicals. […]


It’s been a while since I last posted. I’ve been busy at work, and in the garden. Life, as they say, gets in the way. It feels like a lifetime since visiting Madeira. What a wonderful place. You must go. No, really – just get on with it and book a holiday. My words and […]