A treat this afternoon – a walk with the head gardener, Alexis Datta around an empty (!) Sissinghurst (on a Wednesday, when it is closed to the public). The National Trust run a series of walks such as this at their different gardens. Yet again we were blessed with an incredibly blue sky, bright sunshine… Read More


Had a good walk with the Head Gardener, Ed Ikin, at Nymans this morning. A bright, sunny day in early spring with a strong bite to the wind and the threat of storm clouds! The magnolias (Nymans has 63 varieties) were superb – some had even been in flower since end of Feb! The winter… Read More