Greys Court – A Charming Tudor Country House

It’s immediately apparent when you walk through the front door of Greys Court that this is a stately home with soul. The Brunner family came to Greys Court in 1937 and raised four boys there. You can imagine children running through the halls, and almost hear the echoes of a door slam as they run out into Read More…

Wild About Gardens Week

I enjoy the wildlife in my garden. There’s one little robin who follows me round as I water the plants and then comes up really close to me when I sit on the edge of the raised beds with a cup of tea. I’m always glad to see the big bumblebees heavy with pollen and Read More…

National Gardening Week

Wildflowers, keeping Britain beautiful and promoting horticultural careers will be key themes for the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) during the 2013 National Gardening Week. From 15 – 21 April workshops and events will be held throughout Britain encouraging people to sow wildflowers to make the country beautiful and buzz with wildlife throughout the summer. There Read More…

The University of Oxford Botanic Gardens

Oxford, beautiful home of the oldest university in the English speaking world, is also home to the oldest botanic garden in Britain. Founded as the Physic Garden in 1621 “to promote the furtherance of learning and to glorify nature” and for the study of medicinal plants, today the Oxford Botanic Garden still supports the university’s Read More…

A Glimpse of Our Home

Photos Alex Harris I think visiting someone’s home is a great way to get to know them better so I’d like to welcome you to mine. Last week I shared my kitchen with you, and today I’d like to share a little more. Our front hallway is T-shaped. As you walk in the front door, immediately on Read More…