Quote of the day:
“… then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
– William Wordsworth
Forage in March for:
Cleavers, Dandelion flowers and leaves, Gorse flowers, Ground Elder , Hop shoots, Alexanders, Primroses, Wild Plum blossom, Sweet Violets
Tag Archives: plants
Short days and carols in the dark
Each year after the Wimpole Hall afternoon Christmas party a group of enthusiasts go on down to the basement chapel to sing carols, a cappella style. One of the best things is that the event starts out in dusky light … Continue reading
Posted in Nature, Out and about, Science, Wimpole Hall Tagged astronomy, Carol singing, christmas decoration, Geminids, Meteor shower, plants, Poinsettias, seasons, Shortest day, solstice, sundials, sunset, Winter 6 Comments
Kiss me over the garden gate – but only if you have a ladder!
I like to experiment with new plants each year and with a nickname like Kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate, Persicaria orientalis sounded like an entertaining annual to try to grow from seed. It’s an old-fashioned cottage garden plant, growing to 4ft (~1.2m) apparently. I’d … Continue reading
Posted in Nature, Plants, The home garden Tagged annual, Gardening, growing from seed, kiss me over the garden gate, Looking Good, Persicaria orientalis, plants, tassles 31 Comments