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.

The seemingly never-ending Spring rains might remind us of sailor Noah, but good news springs between the torrents and encourages beauty. Roberto, sheltered under a brolly more than likely, has been observing.

Cow Parsley Poem

SPRING 2016
Lane-side lace,
Milky way of May.
Bubbling the hedgerows
With country champagne.

AUTUMN 2016
Candle-less candelabra.
Empty-handed shooting stars.
Exclaiming nothings to the sky.
Seeded, succeeded and silent.

SPRING 2016
Lane-side lace,
Milky way of May.
Bubbling the hedgerows
With country champagne.

SPRING AGAIN
Lane-side lace, newly remembered,
Countryside constellations,
Bubbling effervescing hedgerows
With champagne, again, for the eyes.

- - 21 v 2016

Wishing you the happiest Spring.

- Roberto

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