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Houghton Lodge Hampshire

While down in Hampshire last September we enjoyed a day out exploring the grounds of Houghton Lodge an 19th century fishing lodge built in a style similar to the later Arts and Crafts style. It is a uniquely beautiful white … Continue reading

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Hampshire Seaside – Lymington

Here is another post to remind us of warmer sunnier days. It is the story of the second seaside town we visited while in Hampshire earlier this year. Holidaying in the New Forest gave us access to beautiful countryside, trees … Continue reading

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Hampshire Seaside – part two – Milford

To bring some sunshine to a very dull January let us turn the clock back and enjoy a visit to the Hampshire coast. While in Hampshire we drove down through the New forest avoiding cattle, donkeys, pigs and ponies on … Continue reading

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Furzey Gardens – a wonderful gardening community – Part Two

Back at Furzey Gardens we continued to wander along its magical paths seeking out secret places and reveling in its beautiful plants. Beyond each corner more beauty was revealed  and the depth of its calmness and peace increased. Furzey Gardens … Continue reading

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Furzey Gardens – a wonderful gardening community – Part One

Jude, The Undergardener, and I always love visiting community gardens to see what is going on. As we are Chairman and Secretary of a community garden, Bowbrook Allotment Community, we always appreciate everything our fellow community gardeners are achieving. When … Continue reading

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Textures of the New Forest

Autumn is a great time for noticing the many different textures all around us. The bright low sunlight emphasises changes in light and shade hence enhancing the textural qualities in the woods and heaths of the New forest. I hope … Continue reading

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Walking the New Forest – part two

We will continue our walk where we left off at the end of part one of “Walking the New Forest”.   We left the old Oak behind crossed a clearing and followed a pathway through Beech trees as we aimed … Continue reading

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Walking in the New Forest – part one

We decided we would take an Autumn break so went down to the New Forest for a short mid-week break. We loaded the car with coats, waterproofs and warm clothes thinking we were planning for whatever the weather had in … Continue reading

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Harold Hillier in Hampshire – Part 3

The third and final part of this series of posts celebrating our summer visit to the Harold Hillier Gardens in Hampshire features their wonderful collection of Cornus chinensis, a family of small trees. We were amazed by this collection as … Continue reading

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Harold Hillier in Hampshire – Part 2

So here we are back in Hampshire and still wandering around the miles of paths along which we explored the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.   The Acer Grove was full of colour when the sun hit the foliage after the … Continue reading

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