Month: October 2014

Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

Half a Hundred Herbs Week 37 – Honeysuckle

Isn’t this fabulous? It isn’t, needless to say, growing in my garden, but on a path near Ben Ledi, and it wasn’t taken this year, but in 2009, but it’s what I aspire to! Honeysuckle can be a bit of a thug in a hedge, growing wildly and twining everywhere and choking the life out…
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October 28, 2014 0

Half a Hundred Herbs Week 36 – Poppy

One poppy! But opium poppies seem to bloom like this – no matter how many plants you have, you mostly get one bloom at a  time, for months. There are, of course, many varieties of poppy – the red field poppy, which has long narrow seedpods, whose seeds don’t seem up to much, (though I…
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October 23, 2014 0

Half a Hundred Herbs Week 35 – Alecost

It’s a bit ragged now, and has had an attack of mildew which doesn’t add to its battered charms, but this is my row of alecost. This herb has a lot of other names some of which might be more familiar – costmary, sage o’bedlam, our lady’s mint, goosetongue, and one which comes from America…
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October 7, 2014 0