Travel // Jersey Botanical Gardens…

During my trip to Jersey, we had a few hours each morning to explore the island on our own.  Looking through all the information given to me by Visit Jersey, I was immediately drawn to the botanical gardens.  You know me, I love a garden.  So I headed to the East of the island to

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Travel // Painswick Rococo Gardens…

In an attempt to stop doing DIY every weekend, a few weeks back we visited the Painswick Rococo Gardens in Gloucestershire.  I heard about it before from friends, and always wanted to visit, now was the right time – forget the rain! Painswick House was built in the mid 1730s. Its owner, the asthma suffering,

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Simple gardening // urban jungle in Antwerp…

I’ve been recently looking for inspiration for my yard makeover with B&Q, I came across this incredible space.  A true urban oasis right in the middle of Antwerp.  I actually sighed when I saw it, so green, so individual and so so cool. Living in Bristol, I am surrounded by houses, streets of terraced Victorian

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Bayntun Flowers – English grown blooms…

A few weeks ago I was invited to spend a morning at the home of Polly Nicholson of Bayntun Flowers.  I had met Polly a few months earlier at Silvana’s lovely shop, The Foodie Bugle in Bath, after she gave a hand tied bouquet demonstration.  Polly shared with us her love of homegrown British flowers,

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