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.

Amost, a l m o s t Summer, in spite of the clouds, and here's Roberto's seasonal advice to us all. Get on your bikes! In the gentle, exercising manner, that is, and here's the navigation to follow ...

Roberto presents Sarah of Ripple Farm Organics with a poem, and Sarah's daughter, Theresa, composes some nature art for Roberto.

A chance to experience history, to taste the joy of a picturesque cycling route, on an historic way, a wonderful place to rest, to put the bike down and put up your feet and merge with nature's best.

Mount up, you cyclists, and lend an ear for poet Roberto has experiences to pass on here ...

Rberto crosses the busy road, the rush of London all around, reaches the thronging footpath on the other side, looks up and finds himself staring into a window filled with the promise of Spring, tulips, in full colour and bloom.

It's Spring and here's a collection of magic flowers just up, just on view, and here to take away our breath with the sweetest perfume, with those glorious colours and shapes.

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!

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