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
Almond - Prunus dulcis
Originally from the Middle East, Almonds are closely related to Peaches, the fruits having a similar appearance. However, the outer velvety layer of the Almond splits open to reveal a hard shell that contains the single edible seed, and does not swell like a Peach. The delicate light pink blossom flowers early, followed by long pointed leaves - an Almond orchard in full flower is an unforgettable sight.