Today in the garden I saw…..

Occasional photo diary of the garden as it develops. Pop along & spend some time in it yourself at one of our 2014 NGS Open Garden Days – it will be lovely to see… Continue reading

anon.creatives : Away with the Faeries

I have just received this lovely letter confirming that Oberon has authorised two of his faerie representatives to occupy sheds in Herrick Road over the weekend of the Secret Craft Fair and Open… Continue reading

Mat Tacey – The Green Woodpecker

    Mathew creates unique, quirky items using reclaimed wood and found objects. With his love for gardening and nature he began to experiment, creating individual bird boxes which are aesthetically pleasing as… Continue reading

Something’s happening at the bottom of the garden

I went to visit Helen Hallows’ studio today. She and David Hallows have opened their home to the public as part of Derbyshire Open Arts, three days of artists opening studios and showing… Continue reading

Artist : Jane Bevan

Jane Bevan creates craft from natural materials that she gathers daily in the woods near to her home in Derbyshire. I first met Jane when she was a curator at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery and I… Continue reading

Olivier Marc Thomas Leger

Olivier Marc Thomas Leger was born in Ontario,Canada. His family moved to the UK in the early nineties, making a home in Herrick Road in Loughborough for a while, when he was about… Continue reading

NGS Open Garden & Secret Craft Fair 7th & 8th June

  I’m opening our garden on Herrick Road in Loughborough, Leicestershire on the 7th and 8th June for the National Gardens Scheme. Another garden is opening with us on the 8th. There’s loads… Continue reading

Pie – British Pie Awards 2014

I spent the day in Melton Mowbray at St Mary’s Church as one of over 100 judges at the sixth annual British Pie Awards. The awards are organised by the Melton Mowbray Pork… Continue reading

Helen Rhodes : Butterflies and Birds

Helen Rhodes will be exhibiting again in 2014 at the Loughborough NGS Open Gardens & Secret Craft Fair. I went to visit her at her studio for a chat about her new work… Continue reading

Handmade Plant Supports

I spent a happy morning in 2013 with a pile of willow withies, a ball of string and my secateurs making willow plant supports. After a few false starts I made these for… Continue reading