Back to autumn at Cadnant

In the spirit of experimentation – and optimism, and hoping that time has worked its magic on WordPress – I’m having another go at posting about Plas Cadnant in autumn. (Er, incidentally, time had not. But it’s a Safari glitch, only affects inserting a space after a photo gallery – at which point it wipes…

Autumn at Cadnant

Having a few problems with WordPress at the mo. Trying to write a proper post about yesterday’s visit to the wonderful Plas Cadnant, but it keeps nuking my posts and not saving drafts. So this is a holding post, as it were. A taster. I’m going away for a few days, and hopefully whatever glitch…

Oh, what a garden – Plas Cadnant

I know, I should be tree following, but I forgot. Zooooomed up there for a quick look, not much change except fewer leaves. But I have visited the most lovely garden, and it has lots of trees in it, even if I’m not following them specifically… Excuses, excuses. Understandable? Look at this: This is Plas Cadnant…

Surprised by cake (and plants)

Sometimes I like to put coherent thought into things – no, really, I do. And sometimes things just happen. So it was with Sunday, when I found myself a) baking a cake – I may be a food writer and editor but I freely admit that I am rubbish at cakes – and b) giving…

Garden visiting – and not visiting…

If there’s one thing I enjoy, it’s visiting NGS gardens. There’s always been an element of voyeurism – at last we can see what is going on over this wall – but that was more present when I lived in London. And there what was over the wall could sometimes be quite startling, particularly for…

What a way to spend a Sunday!

I started by calling this post ‘Garden Open – not mine, phew’, and then decided against it (I was never a sub, they’re the ones who are hot with headlines), but that does convey something of the essence of Sunday. The Artist’s Garden was open for charity under the NGS (National Gardens Scheme, aka the…

Garden visiting (and helping a bit, too)

How should you spend a Sunday, when you’ve got a horrendous deadline and have had a weekend workshop cancelled, one which you had booked almost a year ago? Working on your project, glad of a couple more days’ grace? Oh, please. And anyway, my thumbs hurt. That’s my alibi, and I’m sticking to it. I…

Garden(ish) visiting – wordy Wednesday

I’d intended to visit a couple of gardens while I was away in Shetland, but what with one thing and another – and the weather being more, ahem, interesting than was strictly necessary when we were in the area – I didn’t get to the amazing Lea Gardens. I did have a fascinating time, anyway;…