Angelic plants

Angelic plants

I just had to share this beautiful photograph of Angelica archangelica that I took recently. The structure of this plant never ceases to amaze and inspire me. Strong and sturdy, standing proudly 5 – 6 feet high, she dominates any garden and holds her own in the wild....
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No more grumbling about ground elder!

No more grumbling about ground elder!

Yep, I get it.  I have the same fight with it year in year out.  Ground Elder… it sneaks in under the wall, entwines in the neighbour’s fence, strangles the baby onions and snickers at me when I try to get hold of it by the root. Well, this year, I’ve decided to try a...
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Beltane Fires

Beltane Fires

For most of us, it’s just an ordinary Tuesday. For our ancestors this was one of the most anticipated festivals of the year. Beltane or May Day as it was later called, celebrated the 1st day of May and with it the stirrings of spring. Great excitement would have taken...
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Spring – officially sprung!

Spring – officially sprung!

Preparing the veg beds may well have been rudely interrupted by a shower of hail, yes, HAIL at the weekend.  But that still doesn’t detract from the fact that spring has sprung.  The songbirds are chirping their way into our early mornings, the lambs are gamboling...
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