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Happy Mother’s Day

Our Rhododendron is in  bloom.  Nice mother’s day gift from the Universe. Advertisements

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Plant Poppies

When you go for a walk, take seeds with you, poppies, rainbow chard, rocket. Plant them among the weeds in patches of wasteland. See what happens. ~Tom Hodgkinson

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Why Trade

You trade your trees for a view, green for just a bit more blue, muffled forest for city clatter, quiet walks for telephone chatter. You’d rather have a black-top street than wild flowers at your feet, a perfect  world without … Continue reading

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Rosemary

Rosmarinus officinalis Do not cut more than 20% of plant at one time. For drying, cut before it flowers. Dry in bags. Strip leaves from stem when dry. Uses: Prevents breakdown of acetylcholine in brain cells thus prevents Alzheimer’s disease, … Continue reading

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Mice In Our Flower Bed

Mouse Plant Arisarum proboscideum Arum lily family. Low growing ground cover. Herbaceous wood lander from South of France. Flowers early Spring. Sitting just below the leaf canopy is the real interest. Tubular vertical spathe – 1” wide and 1” tall, … Continue reading

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There’s Going To Be a Great Red Currant Crop This Year

Tiny red currant flowers in the rain.  A good crop on its way.  Mmm red currant jelly this year!

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Know Thyself

Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world. ~Cervantes

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Birthday Rose Bush

A rose needs time and care to be maintained to it’s full potential. And like friendship, once nourished we find it was well worth the effort. ~Unknown

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Christmas Rose

Helleborus niger Is a little confused with our changeable weather and so am I.

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Apricot Blossoms

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Forget-Me-Not

Sky blue forget-me-not creep along looking for inconspicuous places to bloom. ©Sharron R. McMillan

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Drifting Snow

So soft and white and yet so cold, so quiet, light and yet so bold you influence the great and small, yet think of others not at all. If routine stops because of you no apology is due. You can … Continue reading

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Waiting For Spring

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Frozen

Catkins hang like golden icicles from frozen branches of the hazelnut tree. ©Sharron R. McMillan

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Snow Duvet

I love the muffled quiet of snow all around me, like nestling under a down duvet. ©Sharron R. McMillan

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