Star of Wonder 21 Dec

Star of Wonder 21 Dec

I’m a bit of a star gazer.  I love looking out across a clear night sky, somewhere deep in the countryside so there’s no light pollution.  Given the season, I thought it might be interesting to talk in this blog about stars, starry plants and starry things generally!...
Colour Keukenhof-style!

Colour Keukenhof-style!

Do you like to tulips? Not that bothered? Ah, but do you like colour? If colour – rich, vibrant colour and lots of it – is your thing, then Keukenhof gardens near Amsterdam should be on your bucket list. I was lucky enough to visit Keukenhof a couple of weekends ago....
Interesting Flowers and their Secrets

Interesting Flowers and their Secrets

There is a Chinese proverb: The world is a rose, smell it and pass it to your friends. Flowers over the centuries have been a source of inspiration and enchantment. Like all living organisms they have their secrets, not only for survival but also with their...
The Wondrous World of Dahlias

The Wondrous World of Dahlias

If you’ve never grown dahlias before and want to give it a try, watch out, it’s addictive. But what a brilliant addiction! The plant was named after the Swedish botanist Anders Dahl, who lived in the mid-1700’s, although it is originally from Mexico. It is the...