From Dylan to D H

Last month in Congleton Library John Lindley (a former Cheshire Poet Laureate) launched his new collection of poems commemorating the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas. Entitled ‘Embers and Sparks’.   John gave an enthralling account of his fascination with this successful and controversial poet of the 20th century, intersperced with his own poetry … Continue reading From Dylan to D H

Favourite Iris

This is a dwarf iris called ‘Katherine Hodgkin’ emerging in the February sunshine like beautifully embroidered handkerchieves. In the 1960’s amateur gardener  E B Anderson crossed 2 rare irises to produce this amazing flower which he named after the wife of his friend and fellow gardener Eliot Hodgkin. Most of the early iris I plant in … Continue reading Favourite Iris