She has a Heart of Stone but…

She certainly has a heart of stone, the rest of the body is stone also. Her nose was broken at some time and there is a crack on her neck showing where she has had some "work" done so her appearance is, obviously, just a little less than perfect. However, I was still taken by … Continue reading She has a Heart of Stone but…

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The National Botanic Gardens of Wales

There is a tremendous sense of space, of openness, of great skies and distant views at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales. Shortly after entering the gardens one comes to a circular pond with fountain, fed by a meandering rill which has run downhill for over 100 metres. The temptation is to follow the rill … Continue reading The National Botanic Gardens of Wales

The National Garden Scheme at Little Ash Bungalow.

The National Garden Scheme provides a wonderful resource - either online or through their Yellow Book - to garden visitors to the United Kingdom. Before any visit to the U.K. I check the online listings of NGS gardens open in the area we are visiting. These can be extraordinarily interesting gardens and very often gardens … Continue reading The National Garden Scheme at Little Ash Bungalow.