Tag Archives: Daffodils

Cotehele: zinging in the rain

I realised what it was like to be an aristocratic landowner when I  visited Cotehele in Cornwall the other day.  There were no pesky visitors and apart from one or two staff scurrying rapidly from building to building my partner … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

William Caparne : painter and plantsman

The love of plants runs in the blood, or so it might appear from the life of William Caparne  teacher, painter, plantsman and iris fanatic.   A very private man, but who travelled widely in Europe and met and was … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Daffadill most dainty…

What is it about daffodils?  They’re planted everywhere and anywhere, often vulgar and brash in colour and are probably our commonest bulb in both senses, and yet its rare to find someone who dislikes their show and their often brazen … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment