After Dark – The RHS Spring Fair Late

Even for London it’s been a strange evening. The temperature in the city is not much below 20 degrees, which would be remarkable for a summer night, let alone the first in April. As I strolled home between the darkened mansion blocks of Victoria the air was filled with the heady aroma of cherry blossom and wallflowers; it […]

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Daily Flower Candy: The Eden Project

Our last visit to The Eden Project in Cornwall was in spring 2011. Here, a dappled river of forget-me-nots and dog’s-tooth violets (Erythronium ‘Pagoda’) mingles with the emerging foliage of bleeding hearts (Lamprocapnos spectabilis), hellebores and native ferns.  The smooth round pots filled with white and deep purple tulips add a touch of contemporary formality.

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