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Gardening – Autumn

Last month I was asked to judge Ticknall Flower and Produce show for the third time. The standard was very high again and extremely difficult to judge. I was pleased to see a great effort from the children’s category and an interesting section “Gardening Disasters” which strangely enough made me smile than cry. I said […]

Codnor Castle

[dropcaps]Brian Spencer visits one of only two remaining medieval Derbyshire castles, the other being Castleton, where the architecture still follows the original builder’s design. A site of historical interest, Codnor is where a rare gold coin dating from the reign of Henry V was found a few years ago.[/dropcaps] To the east of Codnor, a […]

The Garden of Renishaw Hall

[dropcaps]With summer becoming little more than a pleasant memory, Brian Spencer reminiscences about a visit he made while Renishaw’s gardens were at their glorious best.[/dropcaps] Hardly the size and ducal splendour of Chatsworth, or the medieval fairytale castle of Haddon, Renishaw Hall still manages to fascinate all who visit this gothic pile a few miles […]