My wife loves freesias, which usually arrive in this part of the world along with the daffodils, snowdrops and other harbingers of Spring around March and April of each year. The fragrant display of a wonderful array of multi-coloured buds at the ends of their slender green,“zygomorphic”stems alongside the more common dark chromium yellow variety, […]

“Hark hark, the dogs do Bark!

  Hark! Hark! the dogs do bark, The beggars are coming to town; Some in rags and some in tags, And some in velvet gowns. Some gave them white bread, And some gave them brown, And some gave them a good horse-whip, And sent them out of the town. The Beggar’s Retreat During the final years […]