Helen Billiald

Writer, plant nut

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014

A warning. If you are visiting this page in search of profound insight from Monday’s RHS Chelsea press day, perhaps it would be better to look elsewhere. While I would … Continue reading

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Thisnthat: Great Dixter Friends Evening

When it comes to visiting Great Dixter I always feel like an eight-year-old waking up to the first day of school holidays. Long may that feeling continue. Saturday evening was … Continue reading

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The view from here… 30th June 2013

Midsummer at home.

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Thisnthat: Newborn path

The walled garden path has taken many months and aching muscles to bring to life. So I’m having fun looking back over its birth…

10 May, 2013 · 2 Comments

The view from here… 10th May 2013

People ask why we came back to England. The answer is May.

10 May, 2013 · Leave a comment

Thisnthat: Shaking off the doldrums

A quick check and it appears that my last post was written six weeks ago. Shameful. To those asking whether I’ve sailed for warmer climes… nope. I’ve quite enjoyed experiencing winter again, although … Continue reading

14 April, 2013 · Leave a comment

The view from here… 25th February 2013

Pics of people, places, plants. Whatever’s catching my eye, whenever I remember the camera. With an easterly wind holding temperatures near zero, growth is at a standstill.  One comfort to the … Continue reading

25 February, 2013 · 1 Comment

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