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“ The secret at the bottom of Jean’s garden”

I was gardening for Mrs Jean Tuson , an old friend , who lives close to Myddelton House in Bulls Cross I on Saturday 25th May in what was formerly a “Bowles property” ….when I noticed what I first took to be a coin, encrusted with soil ..I immediately thought it would be a ha"penny from its size ,....I rubbed the soil off and noticed no "Britannia"? and no monarch? but I discerned a motif of a beast .........by now I'm thinking from the proximity of Watling Street, it could be Roman? I washed it in the waterbutt... I recognised a boar with an arrow through its breast instantly as the crest of the nearby Bowles Family , the grounds of which I have been gardener and historian for the past 33 y

Jo looks into the glass houses in June

Hello Everyone As I regularly mention the Glasshouses in my newsletter and they are looking so lovely, I thought a special edition was called for! I have been a volunteer in the garden since May 2010 and over the years have followed the progress of the restoration and have a vast collection of photos so I'm able to dip into my records and bring you before and after selections. So in the beginning there was a path, photo 1, this was taken in October 2010. This is the original path and I always think of Mr Bowles when I walk along it. Photo 2 was taken in May 2011 and shows the blue door to the potting shed and the old glasshouse behind it. There followed a wonderful collection of 4 glasshouse

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