Author Archives: Gardens, Food & Umbria

About Gardens, Food & Umbria

I am a garden designer, working throughout central Italy. I have lived in Italy for over 30 years – for many years in Rome but now in the wilds of Umbria where I have fixed up one wreck of a house, am working on another, and tinker endlessly with two and a half hectares of land, some of which is my garden.

25 February 2019

  No sooner had I swapped the blue world of Lesvos for the green one of CdP, we set off Naples in summer sunshine and spring temperatures. Have I mentioned before how much I love Naples? I know. I tend … Continue reading

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10 February 2019

  A slight hiatus, a long absence. I’m far away from my green Umbrian world and slightly out of my comfort zone, though I must say that at times I start worrying that I’m easing myself a little too whole-heartedly … Continue reading

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16 January 2019

It’s the end of an era. In town this morning the old signs were coming down from the façade of my bank and shiny new ones were going up. I loved the fact that it had remained – according to … Continue reading

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28 December 2018

December disappeared. (Just like much of 2018 really.) Quite early on I attended one of those ceremonies: the quick dash and tricolor sash. In the public records bit of the CdP town council building, with dear friends T&A giggling in … Continue reading

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3 December 2018

Last weekend, on a lovely, mild December Saturday I was driven inside, and I was furious. Shots were ringing out all around the house – far too close and from far too many directions around the vegetable garden where I … Continue reading

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