Say it with flowers

1 October 2019 by

I had some awareness of the Victorians’ mild obsession with reading coded meanings into gifts of flowers, but I’ve been…

'Sea fairy' by T A Stephenson FRS, 1935

Fairytale of Aberystwyth

19 December 2013 by

Christmas is the traditional time for fairytales, from Peter Pan to The Nutcracker, and I’ve just discovered another fairy-story from looking…

Love your anemones

27 May 2011 by

Last weekend I donned my wellies, wielded a trowel and helped my parents plant flower seeds for their new cutting…