How does your garden grow?

I'm on a voyage of discovery in my first garden.
It's mostly about the veggies at the moment but I'm also discovering lots about flowers and other plants - quite often the hard way and always on a very tight budget.
But this blog is not just about my garden, it's about all the things I see and discover in Sussex and beyond and I would love to hear from you too.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Garden visit: Petworth House

We paid a long overdue visit to Petworth House today, although calling it a garden visit is stretching the truth somewhat.
The house and the grounds are stunning but I was surprised to find such a grand estate with no formal garden to speak of.
Nonetheless, we saw beautiful trees, vistas and deer, not to mention an exceptional art collection, including Turner, Blake, Bosch and Titian.



















Friday, 26 October 2012

Garden visit: Furzey (New Forest)

This weekend is the last chance to see a lot of gardens before they close for winter.
Yesterday I found myself, once again, in Hampshire with time to kill.
I decided to take a trip to Furzey, a garden hidden deep in the New Forest.




















Monday, 1 October 2012

Garden visit: St Mary's House

With a lot of the visitor gardens closing for winter, I made a last minute dash to St Mary's House and garden in Bramber.
The exceptionally attentive staff guided my every step through the beautiful 15th house but the garden was a far more relaxed affair.
Mobile phone snaps below...