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Category Archives: Our cottage garden

H&B Shoot…

by Georgia Hinchcliffe on December 11, 2013, no comments

At H&B we’re in the process of re-launching and reviving our range of ceramics and textiles…so we’re testing out new ideas and doing practically all the work ourselves. We built the websites for Hinchcliffe and Barber and John Hinchcliffe Fine Prints from scratch and we do all the photography etc. from our houses. Our latest […]

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas…

by Georgia Hinchcliffe on December 8, 2013, no comments

Hi – I’m Georgia Hinchcliffe, Wendy’s daughter and business partner. And just so you know, occasionally I’m going to be adding a few posts on the blog… It’s beginning to feel very festive at Hinchcliffe and Barber and John Hinchcliffe Fine Prints HQ. We were at Neston Farm Shop in Wiltshire on Thursday night for […]

H&B online store now open!

by Wendy Barber on November 29, 2013, no comments

We’ve launched our online shop just in time for Christmas: WWW.HINCHCLIFFEANDBARBER.COM You’ll find two of our ranges, Dorset Delft and Spongeware, available in limited numbers to buy online. And why not also follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with our latest news? You can also find us at: Neston Farm Shop, Atworth, Wiltshire on […]

Putting the garden to bed

by Wendy Barber on November 3, 2011, 2 comments

When John and I first moved to the cottage in Higher Melcombe, the cultivated garden was relatively small but John cut and cleared the garden and it is now quite large, The wild meadow was planted, the hedged vegetable garden established, an exciting new mixed orchard planted, messy areas cleared and put down to lawn, […]

October produce

by Wendy Barber on October 1, 2011, no comments

I inspected the nut trees ( 2 filliberts and 3 Kentish cobbs) about 10 days ago, the trees were laden with hard, green nuts. On my return from Antwerp my first task was to harvest the nuts but too late, only one or two remained. pictured below hidden amongst the apples.        

Glorious sweet peas.

by Wendy Barber on August 9, 2011, no comments

I have masses of sweet peas this year, each day’s picking is a delight and the colours are subtly different each picking. Here they are massed in a jug by Ann Stokes and one of my paintings of rocks at Ringstead Bay just propped up, as so many paintings are here.    


by Wendy Barber on July 25, 2011, 2 comments

I had picked most of the fruit before I remembered to photographed our tree but it is still pretty with it’s pale  yellow fruit picking up on the ripening crop in the distance. The mirabelle tree is fruiting well and I am wondering weather to make tarts or jam. The wonderful Keith Floyd ( Floyd […]

Splatter bowl and garden plums

by Wendy Barber on July 17, 2011, no comments

  In my last post I referred to our range ‘Poole Blue’ which we devoloped at ‘Poole Pottery ‘ in the mid 1980’s. Alongside that range was our ‘Splatter’ in blue and white, influenced by European splattered peasant pottery. The splatter pieces that I have I use every day. The plums in the bowl are […]

Summer Solstice

by Wendy Barber on June 21, 2011, no comments

As the wind races around the valley it is hard to stay out long enough to appreciate the lasting daylight. Young fruit trees and roses are being blown to bits. Above a bloom from the Veilchenblau ,supported and therefore happier than some of the other roses. I never remember why we plant this rose time […]


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