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New boots and pansies

This morning I trotted along to the Royal Bath and West Show in Shepton Mallet, the biggest of the summer agricultural shows. …

Dig Somerset? Dig my Cottage!

Please put down your gardening diaries, plot planners and packets of seeds for a moment… I have an announcement to make. I …

A fête accompli

Today we headed off to the next village for their annual summer fete. This is the 110th Baltonsborough fete and, in my opinion, …

Summer Solstice and a Portaloo

A lovely evening stroll along some Somerset lanes and… oh! rather like Dr Who’s Tardis, a Portaloo has arrived on the verge …

Somerset enchanted evening

It may be raining, it may still feel too chilly to plant out the rest of the seedlings. It may have been a day …

Manors maketh man

My daily commute, via the school run and sometimes via my parents, takes me on a couple of deeply familiar routes. This is …

Brutal in Bruton

On Saturday I went to see the Don McCullin exhibition at the Hauser & Wirth gallery in Bruton, Somerset. His photographs of the …

misty morning

I do love this time of year. Here’s some late-September views around the garden.

Hauser ’bout some more?

MNM sent through his beautiful photos from the trip to Hauser and Wirth’s Piet Oudolf garden in Bruton, and I thought they were well …

Because you’re Wirth it

Hauser and Wirth, the terribly hip London modern art gallery, set up its Somerset ‘place in the country’ about 2 years ago. Last year I had …

We take Granny on a trip

On Friday I took my mother, along with daughter and niece, to the Yeo Valley Organic Gardens, on the edge of Blagdon Reservoir, …

Somerset sunset

The commute home sometimes crosses the River Brue. This evening I just have to stop and take a moment to be thankful.