At Holker Hall in Cumbria recently. I wonder how long these old fashioned displays will continue ?


In unseasonably hot March weather I watched this gardener-on-rope clearing autumn leaves from the edge of the Jackie Onassis Reservoir.    

Clay cabbage, part of the Fischli & Weiss retrospective.  

I’ve been really surprised by how much is still growing and flowering up here – I’ve seen many roses and fuchsias and of course ‘montbretia’ to name just a few.

And this lovely fern thriving on a stone pillar.  

Stumbled across this moving collection at King’s Cross recently.  

These plants and flowers commemorate the many innocent victims shot against this wall in Auschwitz during WW2.




I’ve always loved this coastal garden with its odd topiary – Here’s hoping they never refurbish it. 


at the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art in Toronto