Category Flowers

Springtime in England – in 1900

One of my favorite books on my shelves is ‘The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady’ – written by Edith Holden.  My copy by Michael Joseph / Webb & Bower is a facsimile reproduction of a naturalist’s diary from the year 1900.  Edith Holden recorded in words and painting the flora and fauna of the […]

Flowers in March in Britain

Over the years Britain’s Royal Mail has released many different illustrations on their postage stamps – and on Wednesday 21st March 1979 the ‘pictures’ were of Flowers.  These stamps had been designed by Peter Newcombe – a highly regarded artist that sadly passed away in 1991.  Here, in 1979, each stamp tells a story: Because […]