Boiling Lady Emma…

I'm making a start on my first ever batch of Rose Petal Jam and have beheaded Lady Emma Hamilton - many of her in fact - for the purpose.... The petals have been carefully picked over to remove any unwanted joyriders but no more. They had not been sprayed with chemicals, obviously this is important…

Rich orange flowers and dark foliage – but not Lady Emma Hamilton?!

Dahlia David Howard I'm really taken with this dahlia, though this will probably be of little surprise, being as it is orange, but with these neat blooms sitting a top such dark foliage, it really is a winning combination. Small enough for the front of the border, or a container, but big on impact. Position:…