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The Gardening Coach

Catharine Howard is the Gardening Coach. Contact her for gardening advice and visit www.thegardeningcoach.co.uk for more information.
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November 18, 2014 | Little Sparta - what did I think of it?

Standing in a white-walled contemporary  gallery,   I am looking at pieces of rock strung as a necklace.  Inspected through the chained magnifying glass the mica glints in cool electric light.  I have booked on line to take the bus from under the 20 foot high  message “We don’t stay here Because of Gravity.  We [...]

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November 11, 2014 | Flaunt your bindweed

Or – Pattern of the DAY.  I have spent hours this year winding my convolvulus up canes and snatching off the luminous white flowers to avert seed splatter. To admit the truth, through gritted teeth, the battle has been lost.  And then I went to London to call on a friend and found my nightmare [...]

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November 4, 2014 | Genius loci

If you were ever wondering what that is, read this and you will understand:

It is too long  since a post went up on this blog so here is a poem in small essay form.   Largely in the words of Marco Martelli, artist,  from Venice Biennale last year.

The Romans believed that every  space was inhabited [...]

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