Tag: lockdown

+ NB Roses © Denislav Dobtchev

Florists, flower farmers & lockdown

Read a transcript of my article which appeared in The Daily Telegraph, about the effects of COVID-19 and the lockdown on the businesses of florists and flower farmers. Continue reading…

+

Gardening thoughts in Chelsea week

This week, I should have been madly dashing up and down the avenues of the temporary showground that appears in the gardens of the Royal Hospital Chelsea every May; I should be chasing round Ranelagh Gardens and through the Grand Pavilion, back down Main Avenue and then doing it all over again, to make sure I don’t miss one single delicious detail of the … Read More Gardening thoughts in Chelsea week

+

Dancing with butterflies

With no cars on the roads, I’ve decided to switch off my ‘phone’s birdsong alarm as I’ve found that the real thing has become loud enough to wake me at dawn each morning, while the humming of bees has been helping to set my little grey cells working as the insects busy themselves in the eaves above my window. Brimstone and Small Tortoiseshell butterflies … Read More Dancing with butterflies