Wishing my American friends a very happy Thanksgiving.
For the last few years I’ve been in Mississippi to enjoy the day with some lovely people, but 2020 had other ideas. Although I know y’all can celebrate perfectly well without the British (I’ve been there for Independence Day too 🙂 ), I decided that a blog celebration was in order. Continue reading “Autumn Gleanings And Thanksgiving Wishes”
My first and only sight of candle fruit hanging from a tree was at the Fruit and Spice Park in Redland, Florida. Their Parmentiera cereifera, a biggish, branching tree, frankly amazed me.
Flowers sprouted direct from the trunk and branches, held close to the tree on stalks no longer than the flowers themselves. They were like pale green ballroom dresses with burgundy veins, looking delicate but rather strange against the bark. Continue reading “The Candle Tree, Parmentiera cereifera”
To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the competition, five finalists have been invited to create gardens rather than the usual three. This is always one of my favourite parts of RHS Tatton Park Flower Show.
The top two pictures were taken in the orchard at Hidcote Gardens. I’m offering several takes on sweetness to justify my extra helpings claim, starting with the child you can just make out running with so much vim on the left of the apple picture, and the pear below. Sorry, merely looking at these doesn’t equate to two of your five portions a day… Continue reading “An Extra Helping Of Sweetness”