With no Chelsea Flower Show this year, we must content ourselves with cottage garden dreams. Dream with me as we walk through the wonderful gardens at Great Dixter.Continue reading “A Very English Garden”
‘Day’s most sacred hour’ unfurls.
Earth awakes to a new day with spring birdsong – voices of hope for our beautiful, yet so fragile planet.Continue reading “Earth sings at Dawn”
Our Sussex bluebell woods will soon be at their spring best, but they’re likely to be unvisited this year. Yet we need the healing powers of nature in an unspoiled Eden more than ever now.Continue reading “An Unspoiled Eden”
After the devastation of World War II the rebuilding of Coventry cathedral offered a symbol of peace, hope and reconciliation. The sorrow of Good Friday always gives way to the joy of Easter and resurrection.Continue reading “Beauty from the Ashes”
As always, spring seems slow in coming ‘up this way‘. We follow Edward Thomas as he goes west in search of ‘real’ spring in the Quantock hills, getting into ‘Romantic’ mood on the way.Continue reading “In Search of Spring”
A country walk with John Clare through one of England’s treasures, her footpaths, will reveal wayside wildlife secrets we have never noticed before.Continue reading “Country Walks with John Clare”
Standing on this high point of the Cotswold Way I can hear the voices of William Shakespeare and William Tyndale. These two men have influenced the English language more than any others.Continue reading “Is this Shakespeare Country?”