Green Manure

Whenever a visitor comes to the allotments in the summer they are usually over awed and inspired by the huge array of sights and smells befuddling their senses. During the winter season however it takes more of a connoisseur to appreciate what is going on in the ground – to the untrained eye it can […]

Dahlias 1

What else could I write about this week besides for dahlias?! I love opening the curtains in the morning to be greeted by the most stunning display of these breath taking flowers during August and September. A little bit of Dahlia history Impress your friends with some little known dahlia facts: The dahlia is named […]

Orchid Mania at RHS Chatsworth House Flower Show

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to be invited to the Royal Horticultural Society’s flower show at the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire’s home in Chatsworth House Derbyshire. The stately home and 105 acre sculpted gardens attract thousands of visitors every year. Last year the RHS held one of its world famous flower shows […]