Going on holiday?! Remember when we did such things? Oranges and Lemons – a Mallorquines Odyssey

A holiday - what an extraordinary thought in these perilous times - but an opportunity now to relive a May break in Mallorca in 2018. Not for the horticulture you understand but just for the sheer escapism. Thank you for your indulgance. A week away under a Mallorcan sun - on the north-west coast of…

Oranges and Lemons – a Mallorquines Odyssey

A week away under a Mallorcan sun - on the north-west coast of this beautiful island  at Port de Soller. Not that we were lacking in sunshine at home - we left on the Bank Holiday Monday when temperatures in London were set to reach 27C, but the location, in a horseshoe bay beneath the…

Orange, scarlet, blue and shocking pink – Christmas in Technocolor

A little technicolor dreaming, an antidote to a wholly white Christmas - intimations of spring too - tulips and hyacinths flowering outdoor next April/May, as cut flowers, we can enjoy them now - the anemones and Amaryllis too - while Orchids are available year round. Clementines, limes and lemons - just as colourful and a…