Danny’s garden

I’ve featured Danny’s garden quite a few times on this blog and it’s been much admired. Here’s his front garden in spring. He tells me that the tulips are: ‘Golden Apeldoorn’ (tall yellow), ‘Don Quichotte’ (single bright pink), Havran (burgundy), ‘Raspberry Ripple’ (white with raspberry red), ‘Evita’ (double white), ‘Camargue’ (tall, pale yellow with rosy … Read more Danny’s garden

Guest post 1: Danny’s garden

My current accessories, a Nora Batty-style bandage and a crutch, are not conducive to taking pics for this blog. So it’s time to call in some favours. For the next few posts I’ll be employing some roving reporters to take pics on my behalf. First up is Danny’s garden, taken by Paul Lindt. Danny is … Read more Guest post 1: Danny’s garden

The street of blue plaques

This weekend, I had a legitimate reason for ogling at other people’s front gardens. It was the E17 Art Trail and my friend Danny had transformed his road into the Street of Blue Plaques. He had trawled old census records to come up with a plaque for almost every house, commemorating an ordinary person who … Read more The street of blue plaques


My friend Danny and I once observed that gardeners receive little gifts almost every day – something that pops up where you weren’t expecting it, puts on new shoots in spring, comes into flower or ripens. My Mum received a gift of her own the other day. As I’m currently without a garden, she’s  minding … Read more Birthday