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When I came back from my jaunt to San Francisco with the Garden Bloggers Fling I have to admit to being rather punch drunk and gardened out.  I wrote a couple of posts at the time but it is only now a month on that I have found myself with time and a clear head to look through my photographs.  I can tell which gardens I liked and enjoyed by the number… Read More

During the Garden Bloggers Fling in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago we visited two nurseries.  When I saw these on the itinerary I was a little down as to make a plantaholic visit a nursery when they couldn’t buy any plants to take home to the UK seemed a bit mean. Oh well, I thought I would wander around and try not to covert too much and then we would… Read More

Whilst we visited 12 gardens in the San Francisco area, the majority of which were private and all were beautifully maintained, there were 3 which I really found inspiring. The Mechanics Garden This was the first garden we visited and I expect there are similar gardens in London and any city.  We arrived at an old style apartment block, entered the foyer and wondered where on earth we were going.  Down some… Read More

…of  the Garden Blogging Spring Fling kind of course! When I told people I work with that I was flying all the way from the UK to San Francisco to meet up with 70ish other garden bloggers and look around gardens for a weekend I got some rather strange looks.  They said San Francisco was  a great city and I would have fun but you could tell that the whole garden blogging… Read More