Archive for the tag 'Gardens'
8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 2nd 2013
It is the weekend before my birthday and to celebrate (or is that commiserate), a short excursion was penciled in my diary a few weeks ago. A weekend away was ruled out due to the timing of my bathroom repairs.
This time of year is always a little tricky for days out, because most places I [...]
22 Comments CherryPie on Nov 4th 2012
Synopsis (from book cover):
Now Katherine Swift, one of the most acclaimed gardening writers of her generation, takes a fresh look at the garden she created over twenty years in the grounds of Dower House at Morville, meditating on everything from the terrain and its history, to the plants and trees, and the odd habits of [...]
6 Comments CherryPie on Sep 26th 2012
The Villa Urbana was built using only tools and materials that were known to the Romans. The building of the town house had a 6 month deadline and was filmed for a Channel 4 television series called ‘Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day’. The villa is now on display to visitors of Wroxeter [...]
12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 25th 2012
Every time I visit Stokesay Castle it takes me by surprise. One look at the gatehouse which was built in 1640-41 makes me feel that I have stepped back in time. The gatehouse as it stands now, probably replaces an original stone structure of which little is known.
The detailing on the gatehouse [...]
8 Comments CherryPie on Jan 5th 2012
Remember there is no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.
Scott Adams (B. 1957)
18 Comments CherryPie on Oct 23rd 2011
…where were you?
6 Comments CherryPie on Jun 18th 2011