Now is the time to buy your Aguadulce broad bean seeds – big fat chaps that Jack would recognise; even though they do not grow as tall; just as well.
When Robert's poem, Abbaye St Wandrille de la Fontanelle, was first published, an admiring postcard from Kardamyli arrived in the mail: 'I was very moved by your charming short poem about St Wandrille ... it conjures up the magic of the place immediately.' It was signed Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor DSO OBE.
Healing thoughts for August, for those admiring busy wavelets at the seaside, for those dreaming of cruises to come, for reliving scenes from the mighty seas of memory.
You go into the garden all alone - not a human within sight - and suddenly you find yourself among the most wonderful friends. I think it's part of the magic of a garden. Let me introduce a few great friends.