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Rain, Rain go away, come back another day.

May 14, 2013

The garden looks green and lush in the spring rain this afternoon, the cutting garden is growing slowly
and even 'Sad Old Shed' has a new door and window - Roof Next !

Sedum, Alchemilla in neat rows all split from
five plants, removed from the flower bed by the big chalk wall to make way for the lavender plants.

Alpine strawberries, cutting lettuce, black peppermint -
makes lovely tea. Sage, some very cold tomatoe plants,
 various hydrangeas rescued from Mills in Bloom compost

Fruit cages overflowing with raspberries and blackcurrants, doors needed fast - before the local pigeon population dines out on the berries - even the green ones.

Also in Mills in Bloom Florists and Vintage.

Simple Interiors.
Simple Interiors.

July 11, 2014

There needs to be balance with simple interiors, a balance not too utilitarian, but informal and above all calm. Variation of textures, wall coverings, flooring, upholstery and soft furnishings all play an important part when creating this modern interior theme. Interiors with a country rustic simplicity do not need a country home to enjoy. Painted wooden furniture, chairs with rush seats. Soft...





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Dendrobium Phalaenopsis Orchid.

July 09, 2014

There are about 300 species of Dendrobium, all natives of the tropics.  Many have large handsome flowers.
With few exception they require tropical treatment, when the correct temperature applied can be easy to grow. One of the easiest is D. Phalaenopsis a native of New Guinea, proves its self exceptional in the size and beauty of its flowers, ranging in colour from white to deep red-purple with...

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Hampshire Coffee Company - Fresh Roasted.

July 03, 2014

Britain has embraced cafe culture with huge enthusiasm.  Cafes and coffee shops abound in even the smallest town or Village. 

The first coffee house (above) was opened in Oxford in 1652.  Still on the same site a cafe bar called the Grand Cafe. Slightly later - Queens Lane Coffee House has been serving coffee in Oxford  for 360 years - established in 1654.

London's first coffee house opened in 1652...

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