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.

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.

Look up to remember relations, passing and present, and to see our dearest friends, up there in the heavens though they are here on Earth. Poet gardener Roberto is in a looking up family and friends mood.

Have you visited a zoo recently and admired humans' nearest relations, and wondered what they make of us? Poet-gardener Roberto looks out from our cousin's eyes at the eyes looking in.

Our Healing Gardens's poet has produced one of his miniature gems, and this one of the sea, and directed towards the unusual book, Sailing to Purgatory, written by Paul Rodgers, and published this week.

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