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Franklyn & Vincent is a few casual peeks from my kitchen garden beginnings and home maker dreams in a small terrace house in East London.
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15 Apr
Early spring colour at Kew

I've been to Kew a few times now, but I'm feeling like I have just started to get to know it. It's so big and has so many different parts, every time I visit I discover something new. The first visit was all about the Palm...

24 Mar
The importance of taking your time

After years of renting in London and growing stuff on windowsills, I dreamt of having a kitchen garden one day, but after three years of living with a small 10m x 6m concrete back yard in East London, it's become much more than the joy...

28 Dec
A date with the Barbican Conservatory

As we know, with a lot of first dates, it's about timing. Is he/she ready, in the mood or would you really rather just be sitting in front of the sofa than meeting someone new? Admittedly it's rather more seasonal, but visiting gardens for the first time...

26 Sep
Holland Park Gardens isn’t just for joggers

I'm not sure where the line is on when a green space in London is a park or a garden. Let's say, if you see joggers = park, if you see groups of pensioners = garden. I used to work in Holland Park and remembered it as much more of...

31 Aug
Summer Lovin’ at The Pergola and Hill Garden

London never fails to surprise me, from the beauty of the buildings if you remember to look up, to the amount of sweaty commuters you can get on the central line when everyone wants to get home for tea. The Pergola surprises as it doesn't feel like London...

28 Jul
The Only Way is Myddelton House Gardens

Look out Kew! There's a new favourite garden in town, and when I say town I mean it, as it's in London. Well sort of. Enfield. Which is on the Essex/Waltham Forest border. But you can get there with an Oyster card, so that must...

17 Jul
The Chelsea Physic Garden & the Almond Bakewell Tart

The weather can make a garden visit, the weather and time. Neither of these were totally on our side, as we visited this garden which is tucked away in the middle of totally posh Chelsea, only a 15 minute walk from Sloane Square. Walled gardens always feel a...

Dreaming about Kate Spade's headboard…

I saw these shots of Kate Spade's house by Todd Selby a while ago, and am becoming increasingly obsessed with her headboard. When I was in my twenties I had bright yellow sheet, pillows and duvet that we nicknamed the "The Big Yellow". This headboard...