Her flower painting are assured,delicate, precise and immaculate, with glowing colour tones.
Dr Shirley Sherwood, Author and Collector of Botanical Art
One of the best observers of fruit at the present day.
Dr Brent Elliot RHS Librarian and Archivist
This is the area in which she excels and achieves artistic brilliance and pomological accuracy with such felicitous results
Dr Joan Morgan, Chairman of the RHS Fruit Trials Committee
Medlar - Mespilus germanica
The subtle russet hues of the Medlar epitomize the colours of Autumn. The round single fruits ripen in shades of pale golden brown to deep chestnut. In Spring the tree bears pretty white blossom, and later the large leathery leaves are ablaze with bright colour. The Medlar originates in Persia, and was cultivated by the ancient Greeks and Romans, and now grows in various parts of Europe, Britain and North America. The fruit is used when over ripe, or bletted, mainly for jellies and compotes.