Christopher Lloyd admired the splendid tall red stems of the Lobelia Tupa. But he regretted that because the winters were so cold at Great Dixter, which is 7 miles from the Sussex coast, he couldn’t grow them there. This has always been a source of satisfaction to me, because they thrive in Grange. After last winter’s extreme cold I was convinced they would be gonners, but to my great relief they have emerged as strongly as before, splendidly exotic; just as Christopher Lloyd would have liked them.
The idea of Slow Life is to take the principles of Slow Food, which are “good, clean and fair”, and extend them to life in general.
Here in the Lake District, the air is clean, the pace is slow and the atmosphere is calm. If we don’t grow food ourselves, we can buy it in friendly small shops, where you know the quality is going to be the best.
This blog is a celebration of the Slow Life, with forays into the world of design, music, the arts, gardens, and my particular weakness, Japan.