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.

Spring becomes a distant memory and yet remains a delight to come and to remind us of one of the first signs, some say one of the season's first miracles, here's Robert Graham's haunting verse, First Lark, and published here on National Poetry Day.

Image of part of  a HealingGardens co dot uk webpage to show the poem, First Lark by Robert Graham.
First Lark - Robert Graham April 2015. Illustrator Maika Spooner

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