Category Archives: Gardens

Again, we did not go to the garden centre

I don’t know why we have a reputation for always going to the garden centre on a Sunday. I can’t remember the last time I went. We may have been here for 20 years but we’re clearly not completely English … Continue reading

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A heavy fall of snow…drops

Before I go on with today, I meant to mention, a couple of posts ago, that I’ve worked out how to make a Vienna Schnitzel without wheat flour. I used to make a sort of Chez Gaz schnitzel (veal wrapped … Continue reading

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Motorways and gardens

So, after a breakfast of coffee, croissants and pain au chocolate, we hit the road for home. Of course it rained on and off all the way. We had the cricket on the radio and listened as England started demolishing … Continue reading

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Money in travel

Once upon a time there was a young man called Thomas. He dreamed of arranging overseas trips for people who didn’t have access to the Internet. His idea was siezed upon and embraced in a very tight hug. To say … Continue reading

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Strangers in the garden

Every two years, the hidden gardens of Grayshott are revealed. People open their gardens up to the inquisitive public who drool over displays of bright rhododendrons and azalias as they wander from house to house through the village. There were … Continue reading

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The perfect garden

After lunch we visited our first NGS garden for ages. It is actually reasonably close to us but because of numerous detours in place because of roads closed for repair, it could have been in Yorkshire. Generally, open gardens will … Continue reading

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The tiny donkey

It was a lovely day of sun and cloud and threatening rain which never materialised. After shopping and a long overdue almond croissant, we decided to visit Old Thatch, an NGS garden which was open today. Linda (eventually) took us … Continue reading

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How do sheep climb trees?

When we lived in Haslemere, we often wondered what was behind the great walls at Ramster. One day I walked along the Sussex border path and ended up at the Mullberry pub which is almost opposite the big gate to … Continue reading

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