Month: December 2014

Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

Christmas Ivy

Here’s a Christmas poem which I sums up where I find the heart of this time of year – a value for the small, ordinary facts of physical life on earth. Christmas The alchemy of myth – the stars and angels, the earth’s return to light, green ivy, the quickening sap in the tree’s deep…
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December 23, 2014 0

Hedgerow Medicine

This lovely book arrived yesterday, from the people at Just Botanics whose blog I mentioned last time. I won it in their facebook competition, and I am very glad to have it. It is beautifully illustrated, which makes the plants it mentions easy to identify, and it’s full of interesting information about the folklore and…
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December 16, 2014 0

The Year Among Herbs

This was taken in the wonderful garden at Poyntzfield this summer – one of the highlights of a busy, fascinating and frustrating year of Half a Hundred Herbs. There were the three gardens I visited in the summer – Culross, in Fife, Poyntzfield, near Cromarty, and the Secret Herb Garden on the outskirts of Edinburgh,…
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December 8, 2014 0