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I visited Chartwell some 18 years ago and felt the need to go back, all the 50th aniversary news of Winston Churchills death in the media reminded me how much I like Kent as a county. It was a freezing cold day but I was not disappointed, the house although not grand given the importance of Churchill was welcoming and friendly, with lots of great recent history.

Graham Thomas

I have been appreciating roses in other peoples gardens over the last few days, they seem more special at this time of year, probably because I know that this is the last we will see of them until June 2013.This rose called Graham Thomas is a David Austin Rose, Graham Stuart Thomas OBE (3 April 1909 – 16 April 2003), was an English horticulturalist, artist, author, poet and garden designer.