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  • I have a very soft spot for the Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh and really recommend a visit if you have a spare hour or two. Wonderful alpines, woodland garden, rock garden, palm houses AND my sister is a volunteer guide there. @carostraker #edinburgh #botanicalgardens @rbgedinburgh #pulsatilla #rhododendron #alpines #magnolia #rockgarden #sedum #saxifraga #botany #plants #flowerphotography
  • A novel experience for the hounds. Whitley Bay and fish and chips in Geordieland. #dogsofinstagram #onthebeach #geordieshore #whitleybay #waves #beach #dogs #fun
  • Larch flowers. #symmetry #nature #naturephotography #larix #larch #tree #trees #beauty #design
  • Gracie trying to look innocent. She’s keeping your bed warm for you G. #cheekysmile #fluffy #coton @geordie.rc #mansbestfriend #lovemydog #onthebed #dogsofinstagram
  • Frog spawn, toad spawn  there’s an orgy going on in the pond. #wildlifephotography #wildlife #frogspawn #toads #pondlife #englishcountrygarden #wiltshiregarden #garden #nature
  • Delightful Spring flowers are coming out every day. I particularly love these species turkistanica tulips. #bulbs #springbulbs #ypsilandra #omphalodes #primrose #narcissus #anemoneblanda #garden #wiltshiregarden #englishcountrygarden #floweroftheday #flowerphotography
  • Taking refuge from the gale force winds. So much to do. #stormyweather #greenhouse #seeds #cuttings #greenhouse #pelargonium #plants #horticulture #aroomofmyown #growyourown #pottingup #gardening #englishcountrygarden
  • Pierre Bonnard at Tate Modern. A glorious, colour filled exhibition taking in his work from 1912 to his death in 1947. Here are my favourites. 
#bonnard #tatemodern #art #landscapes #paintings #artist #exhibition #london #colour
  • I don’t know why I put my scarf round poor old Mollie’s head, but she looks wonderfully exotic. #lovemydog #dogsofinstagram #daschund #textiles #fashion #dog #headscarfs #flowers
  • Detail of a commission, work in progress, the Bass Rock in the Firth of Forth, seen from East Lothian. Oil on board. .
#oilpainting #oil #landscape #landscapepainting #scotland #painting #artist #artistsoninstagram
  • Lovely little bits of spring to cheer us all up. #spring #springbulbs #fritillaria #narcissus #anemone #happy #gardening #englishcountrygarden #countrygarden #wiltshiregarden
  • Stachyrus praecox. Love this shrub. Racemes of bell shaped flowers in spring followed by glossy leaves. What’s not to love? 
#shrubs #gardening #plants #plantoftheday #stachyrus #garden #englishcountrygarden #wiltshiregarden #cotswolds #stonewall