Month: February 2014

Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

Dawn Chorus

It’s getting light in the morning now when I leave the house, and the birds are busier each day. Robins and blackbirds are always singing, but great tits, sparrows, starlings crows and magpies are all adding to the livelier atmosphere, and this morning there was a thrush. So spring has started. There’s a lot of…
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February 19, 2014 0

Half a Hundred Herbs – Week 6 – Primrose

No kidding. I took this photograph this morning. While all the world is wet and cold and cheerless, in the garden this was happening. I hadn’t planned to write about primroses for weeks – not until April in fact, but when I saw these brave blossoms, I had to bump them up the list. I…
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February 14, 2014 0

Half a Hundred Herbs Week 5 – Chervil

This herb is possibly the opposite of basil. It looks delicate and fragile – it’s silk to parsley’s denim – but it isn’t. It will stand frost and snow. It doesn’t like sun, and it doesn’t mind a bit of shade and damp. It shows very early in the spring, flowers in May, sets seed,…
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February 11, 2014 0

Half a Hundred Herbs – the writing 2

In an earlier post I mentioned Charlotte Du Cann’s   52 Flowers that Shook My World You can read extracts from this fascinating book on her blog: http://charlotteducann.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/52-flowers-6-eucalyptus.html.


February 4, 2014 0