Margaret Powley

Here’s my mum, Margaret Powley, during the 1990’s – very proud of her floral border in the back garden of her house in Suffolk.
Whenever I sent mum flowers for her birthday she would send me photos for months afterwards showing how she had managed to keep them going for weeks by cutting the stems and changing the water. Tall stems would be down to an inch or two and kept in egg-cups by the time they eventually died.