Fatsia japonica – Japanese Aralia

I have never been a great fan of Fatsia japonica, much preferring its exotic love child with the common ivy, x Fatshedera lizei, especially the glamorously variegated cultivar “Anneweike”.   Perhaps this is a touch of plant snobbery.  Perhaps it is a little too common for my bohemian tastes.  Perhaps I am getting a littleContinue reading “Fatsia japonica – Japanese Aralia”

Last Admiral Standing

Goats cheese and aubergine, pheasant and lentils, pear and almond, coffee and truffle.  Another magnificent lunch at Broomhill Art Hotel near Barnstaple.  The food they serve is, as far as possible, sourced locally.  They create their own charcuterie from free range meat and grow vegetables and salad on site.  All these factors add up toContinue reading “Last Admiral Standing”

The Green Man and a Real Gentleman

My natural style is carefree and careless.  I try to make my posts light-hearted, fun and hopefully a little bit cheeky.  Although acutely aware of the existence of Quentin Tarantino I prefer to spend most of my days a la Doris Day.  Occasionally however I feel the need to write something a little more serious,Continue reading “The Green Man and a Real Gentleman”

Chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken

With extreme generosity I have given myself the rest of November off.  It is a buffer zone of decadence between the past and the future.  This does not mean that I will stop posting, just that I will be continuing in the rather random fashion I have utilised over the past three months.  Then theContinue reading “Chick, chick, chick, chick, chicken”