Monthly Archives: October 2013

CONSIDER THE LILIES

    What do unicorns eat? Why, lilies of course – or so James Thurber tells us in his funny, funny story, ‘The Unicorn in the Garden’. Since unicorns and lilies are both symbols of purity, James is probably right, … Continue reading

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SWEETER THAN THE ROSES

…♪ Sweeter Than The Roses ♫… Violet is my favourite colour – the colour of amethysts – or a ray of light from a stained-glass window. Dainty Violet flowers show up early in the spring and, wild or tame, they … Continue reading

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KEFIR – A PLANT OF A DIFFERENT COLOUR

  Little Miss Muffet may have been a wuss about spiders, but she knew how to choose good healthy food. Curds and whey have been recognised as ‘good stuff’ for centuries. The people of the Caucasus called it Kefir or … Continue reading

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EAT YOUR SNOWDROPS, DEAR…

Funny how many of the old, old things are becoming new again. Take snowdrops (yes you should). I was amazed and delighted to find that these demure beauties, once known as ‘the fair maids of February’, are now a major … Continue reading

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SMARTPLANTS

Every plant has its purpose, but some are more gifted than others. Cattails are very smart and very useful. You wouldn’t think so to look at them at this time of year, when all you see is a desolate mish-mash … Continue reading

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LETTUCE BE SURE

LETTUCE BE SURE Fresh lettuce?  From California you say. It looks crisp and healthy, show-cased in its cellophane wrapper, under lighting designed to make greens look greener. I wonder how long it took to get here? Probably one day for … Continue reading

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