Spectacular Scented Stock

Our fleur du jour is glorious delightful stock or Matthiola incana to give it its Latin name. We adore this inconspicuous scruffy garden-like specimen so it’s a pleasure to take a moment to ponder on its beauty. Most people instinctively raise a flower to their nose to sample its natural scent. This can sometimes be […]

The Thorny Issue of Love

Crazy in love. Love is a mysterious thing.  Love will tear us apart, apparently. What could one add to the topic that has bewitched, bothered and bewildered us since time begun? Art, literature, and even Beyoncé Knowles have been inspired by the eternal flame of love, and most of us will have been bitten (or are […]