Deck the halls with boughs of… daffodils? The daffodil is a national emblem of Wales – presumably because daffodils are supposed to bloom in spring, and St David’s Day (patron saint of Wales) is on March 1. There’s a natural succession of flowering bulbs: snowdrops emerge in January, and flower in February. Crocus follow. And … Continue reading Daffodils in December
I forget where my nemesias came from. Or, just how long ago I got them. At some point two to three years ago, I popped a couple into two of the big pots right outside my front door, which otherwise contain a daphne odora and a coprosma. The daphne promised ‘very fragrant, deep pink and … Continue reading Nemesia – non-stop flowers
Soil type and landscaping are among the first things to consider in a new (to you) domestic garden.
Ok, some not-very-serious thoughts for St David's Day. St David (Dewi Sant) is the patron saint of Wales, and of a very big shopping centre in Cardiff. He’s said to have lived on bread and water, with a few leeks chucked in (man cannot live on bread alone). Leeks are one of the symbols of … Continue reading A few thoughts for St David’s Day