Touchwood Spirit 


Carrie's other site: she is also a complementary therapist and runs self-development workshops

Also: crystals, dowsing, & gifts.

Raffaella Sirtoli Photography  Raffaella Sirtoli, professional photographer.

has galleries of Touchwood Aquilegias for magazines and other commercial uses.

 Queen of Aquilegias  and  The Lady of Aquilegias
Was known as the National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens
The World's Leading Cultivated Plant Conservation Charity  Information includes their National Plant Collections
PLANTWORLD SEEDS Ray Brown of Plantworld, Devon breeds Aquilegias...and many other plants.  A great place to visit, and to buy plants or seeds.
 Join the aquilegiachatlist  e-mail interest group at Yahoo
   Cottage Garden Society.  Quarterly magasine, seed exchange, open gardens and much, much more!
   Hardy Plant Society: Biannual magasine, seed exchange, specialist groups, garden visits....and more!
Aquilegia ecalcarata syn Semiaquilegia Ranunculaceae Group. Part of the HPS (Hardy Plant Society)... for people interested in not just aquilegias but all members of the fascinating buttercup family of plants. With diverse flowers such as monkshood, lenten roses and clematis, there's something for everyone!

 RHS: Royal Horticulrural Society.  Includes Plant Finder
   Scottish Rock Garden Club: An association with journals...and a seed exchange that is very comprehensive...not just of alpines!
 Alpine Garden Society  Magasines, seed exchange of all sorts of plants, not just alpines. 

Ever wanted to know what some of the species of aquilegia look like? Austrian Robert Hock has some amazing photos on his site. Do visit.

And if you want to translate some of the German to understand exactly what he crossed to get his amazing hybrids, visit Babel fish on http://babelfish.yahoo.com/

also  visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyXAtj6hdwM for one of his great Aquilegia VIDEOs


Website of my friend Raffaella who takes amazing plant and flower photos.

Of particular interest are the dramatic plant portraits of the whole Bach flower essence range flowers.

 lala lalaFLOWER PHOTO

Website of the German photographers Tina and Horst Herzig

Beautiful flowers, and much more.

Tina and Horst have visited me here in Touchwood, and I was lucky enough to have them take some wonderful shots of my aquilegias, thank you Tina and Horst!

Flower Photos to buy from Touchwood


   Swansea herbalist Alex Martin offers Gower herbal walks and workshops, herbal teas, tinctures and much more. Downloadable plant profiles: use your herbal weeds such as dandelion, nettle and chickweed!


*Jane Harries Garden Designs *does designs by post, so you can save money while still receiving a garden design which is professional quality and  suits your garden and tastes.  Jane can also do individual features and  planting plans, from one bed upwards. 

Dove released at weddings

 We are pleased to offer professional release of Pure White Doves for celebrations and occasions such as WEDDINGS and other occasions.
 A cicada  Life in the undergrowth.  Website of the fascinating Open University programs with David Attenborough....lots of fascinating pages and links.
    Spring  The amazing National Botanic Garden of Wales.  Gardens, education, workshops, talks, events and more.
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 Anything 4 Gardening
Quickly locate links and resources for anything gardening...or garden related, from plants and seeds to tools and equipment to growing info...and more
 Kitchen Garden Magazine  
Kitchen Garden Magazine - UK's No.1 for growing your own fruit and veg.
                 Cyndi's Garden           CYNDI'S CATALOG OF GARDEN CATALOGS

Mail-Order Gardening Resources
The gardener's one stop to find all the mail-order gardening catalogs - over 2000 of them!

   GardenListings.com garden guides, resources & products

Garden guides tips, resources and accessories for the gardening enthusiast

              Pine Needles - Wooden Gifts for Girls

Hand Made Wooden Gifts for Children from Pine Needles, online store, and at the Gower heritage Centre

         Water colour drawing of stream at Llanover Gardens
Llanover Garden School

Talks, demonstrations and workshops

 Much of the charm of the talks and workshops depends on their intimacy: we keep numbers down, so that the teacher has a chance to talk to everyone individually.

starting a fire and carving wood Internetoutdoors Ltd organises outdoor sports and beach activities, green events, hen/stag parties, family bushcrafting weekends and corporate team management days, by the sea in Devon, Dorset and Gower

Faerie Moonfruit, to find out the fairy agenda in the Swansea area!

UK nursery directory:


or for the US follow this link:


 and here's the Australian version:



Gardening and Plant Nursery Directory Plant and Tree Nurseries and Mail Order Plant Nurseries. Garden ideas, gardening and landscape gardening services and information, gardening jobs for different seasons, gardening clubs, plants and growing notes, organic gardening, gardening direct or mail order plants and gardening services. Information on Composting Systems, Allotment Growing, Roses, Water Features, Fountains and Ponds. Garden Furniture, Garden Landscape Design, Gardening Clubs, Roses, Orchids, Bulbs, and Shrubs, Perennials, Water Gardens

 http://www.gf.life.ku.dk/Haven Botanic Garden, Copenhagen, where Touchwood Aquilegias will be flowering in 2011
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Wales - Welsh National Flag The Red Dragon

Webmaster toolsite. Great animated flags!



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