Sally on allotments
Apres le deluge
22 February, 2014
Splosh, splosh, splosh gurgle gurgle drip drip drip drip When they come to play the soundtrack of this winter, it will be definitely a bit sloshy. There will be a spine-chilling, howling base line and the odd heart-stopping ripping crashing percussion as trees fall over, their roots fatally loosened in the dissolving soil. So this [...]
James on plants
Emotions of the Rose
27 February, 2014
Consider this a test. Have a good look at the picture - which is, incidentally Rosa The Prince. What does the sight of a rose flowering in the depths of winter mean to you? (a) A Hope for the future. A symbol that no matter how long and hard the journey through winter may be [...]
Laetitia on being creative
15 February, 2014
Here’s my valentine present to myself… I didn’t plan it this way, but those bulbs I planted back in October are up and out, and sitting right there in front of my nose as I sleep (which is not very much, but hey ho). They are beauteous, so I make no apology for several gratuitous [...]
Mark on Chelsea
Ulf Nordfjell and his adoring public
04 June, 2013
I was going through my photos of Chelsea and I found this one which I had taken on my phone. It’s of Ulf, surrounded by his adoring fans, during the Show. It makes me smile – not many days before Ulf was on his knees, planting for 10 hours a day. Now he is dressed [...]
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