Elderflower Power

I am not ashamed to say that I can remember when Price Charles married the then Lady Diana Spencer. We had a party and everyone had to bring a plate. My favourite was the trifle with a Union Jack painstakingly piped on the top. It was scrumptious. I watched the wedding of Prince William and […]

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All about the orchid

Today, it’s all about the orchid.  The orchid genus Orchidacea is old, widespread, diverse and prolific. Along with the Asteraceae, it is one of the two largest families of flowering plants in the whole wide world. Not only that, but Orchids are also big big big in the wide world of interior design. No self respecting reality TV renovation show reveal would be […]

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Birth Flower of the Month

September 1. First day of September. First day of Spring. Warmer weather and lots more flowers. Along with the Forget Me Knot, the official birth flower of September is the Aster. January gets the Carnation, February gets the Iris and June gets the Rose but September gets the Aster. Which is fine by me because […]

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