Drove over to Charing, not far from Sissinghurst in Kent, on a beautiful evening for a talk by Fergus Garrett, Head Gardener at Great Dixter, on the Exotic Garden he and the late great Christopher Lloyd started together about 14 years ago soon after Fergus came to Great Dixter. The idea to dig up the… 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