Category Archives: gardens

One Mans Vision

Taking advantage of the recent nice weather, Mr PP and I visited Painshill Park landscape garden near  Cobham in Surrey.  The gardens are owned by Elmbridge Borough Council and managed by the Painshill Trust and have had quite a chequered … Continue reading

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A Gathering of Flowers

For the past few months I have been working on putting together an art exhibition in partnership with the Royal Horticultural Society Wisley Garden herbarium (https://www.rhs.org.uk/science/conservation-biodiversity/conserving-garden-plants/rhs-herbarium/collections-in-the-rhs-herbarium).  The idea for this first came to me almost 2 years ago when purely by … Continue reading

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Waxing Lyrical for Batik

Several months ago I went to a taster workshop to try out the ancient art of Batik at Handprinted.net (www.handprinted.net) in Bognor Regis.  I came away with mixed feelings and although I did have a go back in my studio, … Continue reading

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In an English Country Garden

What to do on a sunny Wednesday afternoon in June?  Well last week I took myself off to visit the Open Garden at Fittleworth House, Fittleworth, Pulborough, West Sussex.  This large country house on the edge of a small village has … Continue reading

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Country House Christmas Nostalgia

With a little over a week to go before Christmas I thought it might be nice to take some time out to do something “Christmassy”; so Mr PP and I went along to our local National Trust property – Petworth … Continue reading

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An Englishman’s Home

Mr PP has a few days off work this week so we decided to have a day out.  It can be tricky to decide where to go sometimes as we have been to so many places within a reasonable (and … Continue reading

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The Wow Factor!

Yesterday I had a lovely day out with my good friend Sonia (http://androulaskitchen.wordpress.com/)  on a visit to Waddesdon Manor near Aylesbury.  I have actually visited this house before but it was over ten years ago and the real reason for … Continue reading

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