Category Archives: Uncategorized

Spiny surprises


There are lots of lovely eryngiums for gardeners: this is my favourite.  Positively dangerously spiny, this marvellous assemblage of bleached-out looking bracts make a serious garden statement.  Biennial, self-sowing if you don’t get around to it, it offered me a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Tower Bridge and the Floating Gardens


Yes, they exist.  Yes, they are wonderful.  For the full article, see the page headings above.

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

When plants switch cultures.


Thoughts brought on by a visit to London’s exquisite Chiswick House: We were here to see the camellias, much vaunted in the press, and, well, of much interest.  Basically a Chinese enthusiasm stretching back century after century, they were discovered … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Wrecked!


It’s not happened before.  It has often been expected, but the springs haven’t been, for many years, this complicated: summer for a week, suntan, breakfast outdoors, then … winter.  OK, I was expecting the forecast snow, but no clouds formed, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment