A lockdown garden, Chapter Two: gratuitous veg

As seeds started to sprout, much to my surprise, and then turn into healthy thriving plants, I decided that they needed more than just a quick record of their existence. Disclaimer – I am very, VERY soft when it comes to consuming / discarding / destroying anything. When I had to thin out the lettuce…

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A lockdown garden, chapter one

Back in March, faced with the prospect of (i) an indeterminate amount of time without photographic commissions or garden visits on the horizon, and (ii) the rest of the family in various rooms of the house for the foreseeable future, I retreated to the garden. Like many people, it was the first occasion in a…

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Vegetable garden goals at River Cottage

Have you been inspired this Spring to start growing your own fruit and vegetables? Many people have been discovering the delights of growing veggies from seed, and if there’s one place that gave me the motivation to give it a go, it’s here. I visited River Cottage HQ at Park Farm, near Axminster, at the…

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Recipe: rhubarb muffins

It’s a good idea to pick a load of your homegrown rhubarb before about July, and to let it grow for the rest of the summer. That way the plant will be storing enough energy, ready for overwintering and vigorous growth in the spring – see below, those lovely bright stalks from the start of…

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Elderflower cordial

At this time of year, were the shops freely available for browsing, I would be going mad for anything elderflower-flavoured. I’ve been wanting to make elderflower cordial myself for years but never made time in the right few weeks to go in search of a tree to forage. Would you believe it, I was directed…

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RHS gardens reopen

The Royal Horticultural Society welcomed the public back to their four UK gardens on Monday 1 June, subject to pre-booking. The gardens at Wisley are currently open from 10am-4pm, with guests allocated to hourly entrance timeslots. Due to reduced staffing levels, the gardens close slightly earlier than previously, but the plant centre remains open until…

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Love from Besalu and Catalonia

Here’s part two of my trip to Catalonia’s medieval coast, following on from my post the other day showing the wacky world of Salvador Dalí’s house and gardens. Walking down the hilly streets from Portlligat, we spent an afternoon in the coastal town of Cadaqués, a popular holiday resort for locals. Many winding backstreets had…

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Portlligat and Dalí’s house

In October I was able to travel with friends to Catalonia for a weekend of arty inspiration. There was so much to take in that I thought it worth blogging in two parts. This post details some of the wildly wacky world of Salvador Dalí’s house at Portlligat – I have to be honest, I…

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  • Anna - What an amazing set of photos! You took me back to the memories we share together. You are a fabulous photographer, but most of all: a fabulous personality. xReplyCancel

    • Julie - Oh that’s so kind! I enjoyed this trip so much. What a special bunch of friends you are xxReplyCancel

Limited edition Edinburgh prints for charity

Following requests and the exhibition of my image ‘Arc of Autumn’ at the City Art Centre in Edinburgh, I am releasing a strictly limited edition of ten prints of this image. The photograph shows the architecture of Royal Circus in Edinburgh, reflected in a leaf-strewn pavement puddle after a sudden rain shower. I’ve had such…

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Classical Edinburgh exhibition

Update: a strictly limited edition of TEN prints of my image is now available here: https://www.julieskelton.com/limited-edition-edinburgh-prints/ Before Christmas, I made a flying visit to my hometown of Edinburgh. An image of mine that I’d entered into a competition had been selected for exhibition at the City Art Centre. The exhibition, ‘Classical Edinburgh‘, is like a love…

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