I really love brass tools. Especially silly victorian looking things which will look nice in the house! This is a plant mister for moisture loving terrariums and ferns from terrain.
We’re back! Despite the shitty wet weather in the South West we got around a fair bit (posts to follow). Above is an image of Coleton Fishacre near Dartmouth on the only really nice day we had.
I had an intense internet catch up last night while we ate cheese from Paxton and Whitfield and some Somerset ales we picked up in Bath. Here are some good bits:
Look at this place. I can feel the tension in my shoulders going just looking at this photograph. This is Skiary in Loch Hourn in Scotland, a guesthouse in which there is no electricity and you can only reach by foot or boat. I discovered the existance of Skiary via the Guardian’s travel article on remote retreats sans wifi and other modern conveniences. I have always wanted to visit Scotland so maybe I will have to devise a plan to visit next summer. They have a great facebook page with more images which I encourage you to check out.
A busy week with a light at the end of the tunnel: we’re on holiday from tomorrow for a week! Hooray. We do have terrible luck with holidays and weather though, as I believe Somerset, where we are heading, will be wet wet wet. We have a few garden visits planned and I am looking forward to sharing them here.
Here are some bits and bobs that I have collected this week:
A Hidden Garden in Brooklyn on Gardenista
An Artist’s Life on a Small Family Farm, a video from Food Farm Earth
Mini nurseries on the Telegraph
A newly discovered blog: beauty that moves
Amy Merrick’s blog is always amazing, here is some of her floristry work and some words about city living
Lovely feather garlands on Fig & Fauna
A visit to the Chelsea Physic Garden in London on Seeds and Stiches
Photographs from the Wilderness Festival by Quaint Living
Richmond is a really nice day trip for those visiting or living in London, particularly because the wonderful Petersham Nurseries is just a short detour from the river Thames and a visit is worthwhile even if you’re not purchasing plants. They have a Michelin star awarded restaurant and a low key teahouse – I have yet to eat at the restaurant but every dish I have had from the teahouse has been delicious. We went for lunch (at the teahouse) on Sunday with a relative visiting from New Zealand and it was very sunny and very, very hot and a bit of a respite from the busy river’s edge.