Flowering Quince or Japonica makes quite an impact…

Japonica could be referred to as a Winter Flower Essence, as it starts to flower on the bare branches in March, but it carries on flowering as the leaves start to sprout, so I am calling it a Spring Essence. It is also called Flowering Quince, and although it does produce fruit, there are never very many. It is a shrub unlike fruiting Quince which … Continue reading Flowering Quince or Japonica makes quite an impact…

Spring Flower Essences – The first Cuckoo…Flower

Where I live in the south west of France, the spring treat of seeing Blue Bells is not something I see very often, and if I do, it will not be the scented ones found in British woodlands. However we do get a different sight, that of the Cuckoo Flower, which this year started in March and goes through to May. They are a similar … Continue reading Spring Flower Essences – The first Cuckoo…Flower