I have missed you, my Curious Traveler friends, and am looking forward to the time when we can travel together again. In the meantime I have made a dash for my Chatwell Shropshire home. There is plenty to explore her in Shropshire: stately homes, loved private gardens, and everyday chores in local gardens. So I invite you to join me on weekly private virtual tours of UK gardening life.

Suggestion:  listen to the BBC radio weekly program Gardener’s Question Time, which is broadcast on Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m.  This is an entertaining program that will introduce you to some new ideas. Remember Fergus Garret at Great Dixter encouraging us to try new ideas and horticultural methods. At worst, you lose a plant and at best you create a new, proven garden technique.