Exploring the best gardens in England: Doddington Place

I had an idea to go and volunteer labour  in gardens of whimsy and interest to soak up history,  horticultural  skills and the genius loci.    Doddington Place was my first choice.  I was welcomed  by the owner and the head gardener and enfolded into the garden for a few days,  becoming  part of the…

So this is it – off to see the Bishop in Kent

Loved the Bish who presided over a long confirmation service in a very plain Edwardian Church.  We are  deep in Kent.  A bit of  a long one before the promised cuppa and cake back at my old school.  Lady in front, dressed to kill in fabulous pink coat with nails and specs matching,  was studying…