Archive for June, 2019

Time to Play

Wisteria at Plea

I couldn’t resist this beautiful scene in Norwich, recently. Wonderful white Wisteria outside the church (now a rather nice cafe and bookshop), of St.Michael at Plea.

Old School Gardener


Collage picture archive: ‘tired of London, tired of life’ –

20190617_092527Wow, I’ve been busy……

With help, I’ve been getting Old School Garden in shape for our Open Garden event this Sunday 23rd June (1pm-5pm). The weather forecast is good and the garden is starting to perform its summer show, so if you’re free and can make it you’d be very welcome.

As well as the garden to see, there will be displays and sales by local artists, the Aylsham Roman Project and St. Peter’s Church; and Jelly Cottage Nursery will be selling some of their wonderful plants.

Oh, and I mustn’t forget the scrumptious afternoon teas and Pimms on offer, too as you relax (hopefully) in the summer sun!!

All proceeds are going to two important projects that I’m involved with:

  • Improvements at St. Peter’s church, Haveringland– including acess for the disabled, a kitchen servery and all access toilet.
  • The Healing Gardens Project– having created a more welcoming entrance and therapeutic space for patients on the admissions ward at Hellsdon Hospital, we now want to move on to another local mental health facility to involve patients, staff and other volunteers in showing how gardens and gardening can play an important part in the recovery journey and general well being.

To whet your appetite, here are some recent pics…

Old School Gardener

Wheely great…

Some pics from our recent trip to the Falkland Wheel in mid Scotland…the only rotary boat lift in the world. It transports boats between the Forth and Clyde and Union Canals. A marvellous engineering and architectural creation that has breathed new life into these historic waterways.


One of the highlights of our recent trip to mid Scotland..fantastic sculptures on the canal at Falkirk…

Spring Purple

One of the borders at Old School Garden…

A few weeks ago, Brain remembered something. Brain wasn’t quite sure what it was remembering, but Brain was sure that – at some point during recent years – it had read something about an eco village in the heart of London. Brain wanted to know more; Brain was quite insistent. A search ensued, and it…

via The Airplot Files — The Unconventional Gardener

Finding Nature

Nature Connectedness Research Blog by Prof. Miles Richardson

Norfolk Green Care Network

Connecting People with Nature

Discover WordPress

A daily selection of the best content published on WordPress, collected for you by humans who love to read.

Susan Rushton

Celebrating gardens, photography and a creative life

Daniel Greenwood

Unlocking landscapes

Alphabet Ravine

Lydia Rae Bush Poetry


Australian Pub Project, Established 2013

Vanha Talo Suomi

a harrowing journey of home improvement & garden renovation

How I Killed Betty!

Mad as a box of frogs? Most probably ... but if I can’t be perfect, then I’ll happily be fabulously imperfect!

Bits & Tidbits


Rambling in the Garden

.....and nurturing my soul

The Interpretation Game

Cultural Heritage and the Digital Economy


Sense of place, purpose, rejuvenation and joy


Notes from the Gardeners...

Deep Green Permaculture

Connecting People to Nature, Empowering People to Live Sustainably


A girl and her garden :)

%d bloggers like this: