Derek Jarman’s Dungeness Garden


We were in Camber Sands over the weekend for the All Tomorrow’s Parties music festival and I couldn’t resist a quick trip to Dungeness to see Derek Jarman’s famous Prospect Cottage.  The Dungeness landscape was more than a bit bewildering for us festival weary folk and the wind was blowing a (freezing!) gale so we spent most of our trip crawling around in the car – mouths agape – only to get out to take a few iphone snaps of this lovely place.

I will be going back in the warmer months for sure.

A Dome Greenhouse in London


We saw this unusual, dome greenhouse at a NGS open evening a couple of weeks ago in London.  The main drawcard of the Clapham garden at this time of year is a sea of 1,500 tulips, but the late spring meant that they were not yet in bloom (it is open again this week for tulip viewing).  The visit was not wasted as we were able to admire this lovely greenhouse.   Steve took these images on his iphone.

NGS Greenhouse

NGS greenhouse

An Allotment Fancier’s Stationery Set


Very sweet gift for your favourite veg gardener: the Allotment Fancier’s Stationery Set from the Society of Revisionist Typographers (!).  Stationery is a big love of mine and I adore traditional printing techniques like letterpress.

Printed from antique blocks, the pack includes a notebook, 30 sheets of notepaper and 8 notelets.  You can purchase this set from Mabel Rose… something to think about for Father’s Day perhaps?


Floral paintings by Rebekka Seale

rebekka seale

These floral paintings are by Nashville based artist Rebekka Seale.  It appears they are part of a series, one painting for each month of 2013.  I am excited to see the rest as the year goes by.

I am so happy to have discovered these paintings on Etsy as they led me to Rebekka’s lovely blog.  If you like a beautifully photographed personal blog, do check it out.

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Our veg patch

our-gardenA quick look at the state (!) of our veg patch last weekend.  We share the garden with our neighbours and this is “our side”.  I haven’t wanted to share pictures of our garden on here as it’s hardly a showpiece.  The main priority for us is growing food.  One day we will have our own and we will be able to do exactly what we like with it – the dream!  We’ve sowed quite a lot of veg and flower seeds last weekend and have popped them into our new electric propagator and it’s been fun watching the seedlings pop up over the last few days.