My marvellous Kent Claret vine ... I bought it from Victoriana Nursery to keep my ever-faithful calendulas company. Friend Wendy recommends the grapes for grape jelly.

Happy harvesting … my Great Auntie Bee's watercolour of farming life as it used to be, painted in 1950.

The creative mind in action … Coppicing days, Pheasants Coppice, Bishopsbourne.

History …In the garden of Serre de la Madonne, Menton. Seems I wasn’t the only admirer.

Happy birthday! ... My 50th Birthday Party 9th September 2010 at Jenny's, also with Hilda, Becca, Vittorio, Robin and Yvonne and Bianca - Caprese Michelangelo, Toscana. A very special day.

Birthday girl ... Mrs G picking flowers on the morning of her 80th Birthday, a few seconds before she realised that I had arrived.

We're waiting, breath misting or not, because Spring must be starting, surely. The calendar says so. Jacket on, brolly up, and now take a stroll around the garden. Hooray!

The forecasts for early February mightn't exactly confirm it, but Spring is about to spring into our gardens. Poet Roberto can confirm it because he really knows about such things.

We might well be wrapped up against the January weather, but our poet Roberto spots the magic out there, and likens it to the changing scene in modern day Britain, as we extend the hand of friendship to those very much less fortunate.

Roberto opens a window on ancient Wye, offering a glimpse of the history of that gorgeous corner of the kingdom, its religion, farming, the lush orchards, and the commanding oast houses, the wildlife, and the astonishing views of the heavens.

Some of you said you like to see my poems come round again, so I hope you enjoy this old friend, which is one of my favourites.

When friends go, when they leave our planet, it is a challenge to understand the phenomenon that involves us all eventually. The loss of a wonderful friend recently inspired Roberto ...

I have just printed some more of my illustrated pocket poetry books Wye Flies and Mobile Drones.

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