Friday, April 30, 2010


Write me down
As one who loved poetry
And Persimmons.

Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902)
Masaoka Shiki
Japanese Poet

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Beth Chatto's Gravel Garden

Beth Chatto's gravel garden in high summer
Elmstead Market, Essex, UK
(I need something to remind me of summer after a cold grey day here with everyone wearing scarves and winter black)

Friday, April 23, 2010

another Chilli Pepper post

Jalapeno for breakfast anyone?
or in the evening Dante's Martini from Hell.......
Take 2 & half ounces of gin, dry vermouth to taste, crushed ice, olive stuffed with chilli variety of choice. Mix gin and vermouth and crushed ice in a shaker.Pour into an ice cold martini glass, garnish with chilli olives............

Friday, April 9, 2010

Collectors' Plant Fair 2010

Florez Nursery at Collectors' Plant Fair 2008
The 6th annual Collectors' Plant Fair featuring 40 specialist growers from all over Australia will be held at 'Woodgreen' 27 Powells Road, Bilpin, New South Wales over the weekend of April 17th and 18th.