Helen Billiald

Writer, plant nut

Hearsay: The Garden and Home Press Event

Appropriately enough for Valentines Day I spent last Thursday talking flowers. OK, plants and garden products. The annual Garden and Home Press Event gathered 90 exhibitors under one London roof where they … Continue reading

17 February, 2013 · Leave a comment

Thisnthat: The promise in seeds

I’m writing this with a hot water bottle clasped to my chest and a hundred seed packets strewn across the study floor. For explanation, the boiler is kaput and my … Continue reading

16 February, 2013 · Leave a comment

The view from here… 11th February 2013

Pics of people, places, plants. Whatever’s catches my eye whenever I remember the camera. Mud, mud, glorious mud… This weekend of hard landscaping was arranged weeks ago (the busy diaries of my father and … Continue reading

11 February, 2013 · Leave a comment

The view from here… 23rd January 2013

Pics of people, places, plants. Whatever’s catching my eye, whenever I remember the camera. I know everyone’s putting up pictures of snow… but I couldn’t resist a couple from this … Continue reading

23 January, 2013 · Leave a comment

The view from here… 8th January 2013

Pics of people, places, plants. Whatever’s catching my eye, whenever I remember the camera. The last month has passed in a blur of writing, family celebrations and enough digging to … Continue reading

8 January, 2013 · Leave a comment

Thisnthat: On treading lightly

Much of the past couple of months has been spent looking at my feet. I think it reflects the fact that I’m more plantsperson than designer. Long before we moved … Continue reading

6 November, 2012 · Leave a comment

The view from here… 6th November 2012

Pics of people, places, plants. Whatever’s catching my eye, whenever I remember the camera. This morning the fields outside my bedroom window shone white with frost. It’s strange to look … Continue reading

6 November, 2012 · Leave a comment

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