The flowers that bloom in the spring tra la……

March roared in at 90 mph and eventually departed at a more sedate 70 mph, a little more than a roaring lion and no sign of the lamb. Even the most resilient of my "daffs" were beaten to the ground, the emergent alliums were shredded and the scillas were wishing they'd never left Siberia. That… Continue reading The flowers that bloom in the spring tra la……

In the Winter Garden

I always dreamed of having a winter garden - delicate snowdrops and aconites in perfect drifts beneath the tracery of the bare branches of elegant Japanese acers and the ghostly stems of birches. A contrasting backdrop of glossy green Mahonia and air laden with the delicate scent of winter jasmine, Osmanthus and Daphne. The reality is a cottage garden… Continue reading In the Winter Garden