Thank goodness for the glorious warm Autumn We’ve harvested all the fruit except for some late grapes.  The Victorian glasshouse has been cleaned repainted ,and relined with bubble wrap, (donated by Stephensons removals )and in case of early frosts we’re beginning to put  tender plants inside at night.  As most people did …

The  glorious autumn weather has brought lots of new visitors to Megarrys Teashop at Jericho cottage, but one in particular deserves a mention. A couple of weeks ago  a gentleman came into the teashop and ordered  a breakfast  of beans on toast and a mug of tea………..nothing strange in that, but …

 FINALLY we’re having  an ‘Indian Summer’ and long may it last! It’s great to see people sitting outside on the patio enjoying cream teas in the sunshine, as well as inside the teashop.  In between customers , and after work ,we’ve been busy harvesting the figs, walnuts , apples and …

What a horrible week  RAIN  RAIN and more RAIN, but today cheered up and Bernard of Barnards Farm Gardens,and museum, came with a group of friends in his Rolls Royce 1934 Phantom11.                 A good choice it has a hood ……….vital in this weather! Bernard tells me that it will be …

Well they’ve done it …. the BBC Antiques road trip crew arrived at 10 .30 this morning, three of them , two girl researchers and Bob the cameraman/ director, with Margie Cooper who had been dropped off by Mark Stacey on his way to Ingatestone Hall.     It was fascinating watching the amount …

It was another glorious summers day on Monday. A group of artists had just settled down to sketch in the garden, and on the teashop patio, with their tutor Suzan, when the telephone rang……. It was Chris Richards Chief reporter from the Brentwood Gazette. He’d read my last blog on painting days and …