Rāhui Day 46

I can’t quite get my head around this. Rosa banksiae ‘Lutea’ was flowering in April (as it should) and is still flowering. Normally ‘Blairii No.2’ is the next to flower, but not until mid to end of May. It is already starting to flower – so much so that one bloom is at the ‘over … Continue reading Rāhui Day 46

Rāhui Day 30

What’s this all about you say? I thought we were in ‘lockdown’? Yesterday a blogger in New York (Amy Rose) commented that she found the word ‘lockdown’ (widely used in the British press and even on my beloved Channel 4 news) a bit negative, with connotations of prison. Hey Jude! (a blogger in Cornwall) says … Continue reading Rāhui Day 30

In a Vase on Monday

Today is the la Fête du Travail in France and the symbol of this public holiday – in honour of workers’ rights – is the lily-of-the-valley. Lily-of-the-valley swamps us with its appearance everywhere at this time of year. Not just in our gardens: on street corners in towns there are people offering little bunches of … Continue reading In a Vase on Monday