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.

Remember the Bank Holiday weekend, the sun, the relaxation, the trees and, well, forget the crowds. Roberto is there in Hyde Park enjoying the peace.

Image by Ranja on healing gardens co dot uk to illustrate Roberto's latest poem.

Hyde Park

And all the undersides of leaves flop, in fat delight,
Above the silently seeing eyes of the newly arrived,
As longer people form friendly 'L's with unworried trees,
And try hard to remember their prams.

- Illustration by Ranja.

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