Having a land conservationist as my other half means that we are very close to nature. Living in beautiful rural Suffolk also helps but it is having a walled cottage garden at our gallery that probably gives us both the most pleasure. Even as I write, Jane is at the garden centre and she will surely come back with some new plants. She has been outside nearly all morning and is most at home doing some gardening, listening to the birds in the trees and soaking up the lovely sunshine. For my part, I have been giving the gallery a good spring clean and also changing the cut flowers which we always display in the gallery. Today, we have roses and tulips mainly as well as some oriental lilies. Four vases to be exact. Flowers is something we are passionate about and that is probably why we decided to always ensure we have in stock a good choice of artwork by some of Britain’s greatest flower painters. Currently, we have five Cecil Kennedy’s, one Harold Clayton, one Katherine Church and one by Edward Seago. To compliment the British work we also have three French paintings, two by Marcel Dyf and one by Eugene Murer who was a friend of Camille Pissaro and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. So a real choice for that lover of flower paintings. Well worth a drive out for the day so why not come and take a look in rural Suffolk at our gallery in Long Melford.