Autumnal Images of Boxted

The weather in the village has been mild and bright over the past two days and I have been lucky enough to spend time with Rusty and friends ( and my trusty camera) wandering around the picturesque Boxted countryside. The Walnut Orchard looks majestic, as the trees bow their heads down the hillside and their leaves turn…

Abutilon megapotamicum

One of my favourite customers liked to bring us in cuttings of her rich array of exotic conservatory plants. This is one that was brought in for me over a year ago- it was probably not destined to overwinter outside – but survived. This year it has flourished and produced lovely lantern-like pendulous blooms in…

Autumn walk in Boxted

The weather today was perfect for a stroll around the village – crisp, clear and sunny – just right for capturing some autumnal colours against the rich blue sky … Rusty is struggling with his injured leg and so a slow walk with lots of stops for photos was a good plan for both of…

Anglesey Abbey

After returning from a glorious holiday in Cornwall – where the Indian Summer had forestalled the approach of Autumn – I learnt that I had missed the Annual Dahlia Festival at Anglesey Abbey in Cambridgeshire. Knowing that the dahlias were still looking beautiful, I made a trip from Boxted to spend a day surrounded by a myriad of…