Category Hedges

Springtime in England – in 1900

One of my favorite books on my shelves is ‘The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady’ – written by Edith Holden.  My copy by Michael Joseph / Webb & Bower is a facsimile reproduction of a naturalist’s diary from the year 1900.  Edith Holden recorded in words and painting the flora and fauna of the […]

The answers to the last of the Tudor Fact or Fiction

16. Tudors thought gardens were a waste of time.  Very much FALSE.  The Tudors loved their gardens.  They would be laid out with great care and attention into shapes, hedges, ponds and lakes.  The clipped hedge shapes would ‘tell’ stories. Many were used to create mazes – perfect for a secret trist with a member […]