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There are some things always guaranteed to bring about a heated discussion. At one end of the spectrum are religion, the education system and global warming (not necessarily in that order of importance) and at the other end is, amongst other topics
to offer?But increasingly I'm coming to derive even more pleasure from evening perfumes - perhaps it's because all too often there seems to be little time to relax until it's nearly dark.Rumour has it that night-perfumed plants are scented in order
?P.S. Never grumble about the price of plants again - that is an order!!
This week at the Chelsea Flower Show there are thousands of gardeners admiring out of season daffodil blooms in the show gardens and floral exhibits.In order to get their daffodils blooming at this time of year, growers force the bulbs to grow using
failed again).The temperature has been so high during the day that I’ve had to remove the lids from two propagators, to prevent them from ‘boiling’ the seedlings. I keep a couple of watering cans close by, as the plants are guzzling water
.FERA carries out masses of environmental research, and their York site is filled to the gunnels with people I feel very at home with, including plant pathologists and entomologists. There are spores and bugs galore.It was great to meet Phil Jennings, also known