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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 […]

Lessons Learned

As autumn arrives, it feels like a good time to reflect on the year. It’s far from over, of course, but there’s a change in the air. Summer – if you could call that a summer – certainly feels like it’s over, and autumn is on the way. Too much red and purple It all […]