The Remains of the Day

There comes a point every year when I begin to lose sight of our London garden. It’s nothing to do with my failing vision (although I do like to sport a natty pair of specs), or exuberant foliage, but everything to do with the shortening day-length. Come October there may be a few precious moments […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Erythronium ‘Pagoda’

Dog’s tooth violets, toad lilies, call them what you will, starry flowered erythroniums lend a touch of the exotic to spring meadows and woodlands. Erythronium ‘Pagoda’ is one of the very best hybrids, each stem carrying up to 10 nodding yellow flowers hovering above equally attractive marbled foliage. This is a vigorous bulbous plant which […]

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