Tag Archives: Bertie Wooster

Dahlias give you parrots and sunshine in your garden

By | August 14, 2016

What are dahlias and where do they come from? The dahlia is the national flower of Mexico. It was introduced into Europe at the end of the eighteenth century and is named after Anders (Andreas) Dahl (1751–1789), a Swedish botanist. After a few decades out of fashion, dahlias are popular again. Dahlias give you parrots… Read More »

Strawberries! And be a sparkling cordial host

By | June 15, 2016

Why are strawberries called strawberries? Strawberries planted back in April are starting to swell now. Soon they’ll be ready to eat. But before they get to that mouth-watering bright-red-all-over-stage and the weather is warm and they are at their most delicious, the plants need a little more care and attention. Especially if they’re in the… Read More »