Category: Inspiring Places

Gardening In The Magic Kingdom

I’m not long back from a brilliant family holiday to Disneyland Paris. Prior to becoming a gardener, I wouldn’t have noticed the planting there. But now that I’m a gardener, I really look at trees and plants where ever I go. There are lots of artificial flowers and trees there, of course. But the real planting at Disneyland is surprisingly… Read more →

Bambooserie and cardoons

We had a lovely, slightly damp, time at the Bishop’s House Garden in Norwich on Sunday afternoon. I’ve been meaning to visit all summer. It’s a hidden, walled garden, positioned right in the heart of the city, near the cathedral. Unfortunately it’s not always open to the public and you can only visit on occasional open days. Yesterday was a… Read more →

The wind runs in the reeds

I’ve just had a rare two days away with my husband at the north Norfolk coast, while our kids stayed with their grandparents (my lovely in-laws). We stayed at the Windmill in Cley, which has the most stunning views over the marshes to the sea. We saw this sign on a walk along the coastal path through Cley Marshes nature… Read more →

An afternoon at the park

I think my corms may be congested. Let me explain… This is crocosmia Lucifer, and this is what it should look like at this time of year: a stunning display of vivid reds and oranges in a sea of lush green foliage. Isn’t it fabulous? These plants are growing in Eaton Park, Norwich, planted in repeating blocks, in a series… Read more →