July 6, 2017.Reading time 8 minutes.
I’ve always thought the Hampton Court Flower Show makes a great day out, in a wonderful setting, for gardening enthusiasts but that the Chelsea Flower Show is the one to go to for cutting edge garden design and inspiration. However, I found Chelsea disappointing this year while my visit to the Hampton show yesterday was […]
June 30, 2015.Reading time 6 minutes.
The Hampton Court Palace Flower Show celebrates its 25th birthday this year. They even made a flower cake to celebrate: I went for the first time a couple of years ago. I’d been to the Chelsea Flower Show a few times and while that’s always inspirational for the gardener, it’s also horrendously crowed. A little […]
December 14, 2013.Reading time 16 minutes.
About this time last year I wrote a post about the 10 bucket list new destinations I’d like to go to over the next couple of years or so. Well, I’ve only managed to tick off one this year – to Istanbul – but I’ve still had a fantastic year of travel and eating, and […]