The Patient Gardener


Last weekend I had the delight of visiting Brockhampton Cottage, near Ross on Wye with a group of friends from Hardy Plant Society.  Brockhampton Cottage is the home of Peter Clay, part owner of Crocus (the online plant company) and was designed with the help of Tom Stuart-Smith. The house sits on top of a hill in a site of several acres.  As you can see the views from the house are… Read More

There are times in life when you find yourself transported back to an earlier experience  either by a smell, sight or sound.  Today was one of those days. Bryan’s Ground in Herefordshire, right on the Welsh border, is the garden of the creators of Hortus. It nestles in the rolling countryside just above Presteigne overlooking water meadows towards, I believe, the Welsh Black Mountains.  In my last post I wrote about the… Read More