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There is a faint possibility that my gardening mojo may be within faint sight of the horizon, it certainly has been away somewhere for most of this year. However, I am spending a few days with gardening friends visiting gardens largely based in Cheshire, last year we went to Essex and Suffolk, and there is the twinkle of inspiration forming somewhere in my mind. Our journey north today was broken up by… Read More

I have struggled with this week’s photo challenge theme: depth.   So I have decided to choose some images that show a depth of field, the depth of the garden so to speak. This photos were taken at Wollerton Old Hall in Shropshire in 2012.  A garden I must visit again as I have found looking back through the photographs I took there inspiring at a time when I feel a little confused… Read More

This week’s weekly photo challenge theme is Lost in the Detail.  The idea is that instead of the usual landscape shot (below) you look into the landscape at the detail (above). The subject for the post is Stokesay Castle in Shropshire. For more Lost in the Detail posts visit DailyPost

Wollerton Old Hall in Shropshire is a garden I visited about 6 or 7 years ago, it maybe even 8 years ago.  I remember thinking the garden was rather nice then and recently I have been musing that I really should go back and see how it was developing.   The garden is a two-hour drive from my house so needless to say there was always a reason for not going and whenever… Read More

I have frequently driven through the town of Craven Arms on my way to Wales or the Welsh Marches and noticed a sign to Stokesay Castle and each time I think I really must go and visit but I don’t.  Then earlier this year my youngest son and I took a slow and ponderous train journey from Hereford to Bangor and the route went along the other side of Stokesay and I… Read More