Month: January 2015

Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

Maquis, Machair, Mearc

You can just see the snowdrops coming out in the garden, and there is a blink of yellow in the witch hazel buds, though I think it will take another week of warm weather for them to develop. And according to the forecast, we’re not getting that any time soon. So I have been thinking…
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January 25, 2015 0

The Year of the Soil

The UN has declared 2015 as The Year of the Soil, because of world-wide problems with erosion, degradation and pollution. You can find out more about this here, and follow events during the year on the Soil Association website. I have actually written a poem about soil – particularly the soil in my own home…
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January 15, 2015 0

Half a Hundred Herbs – a Booklist

This is today, so you can imagine there is not much going on in the garden. We lost a couple of fence-panels in the wind – and there is another being propped up from next door. I took this photo in an interval of bright sun, but snow is falling again, and all the gardening…
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January 13, 2015 0

Half a Hundred Herbs – Looking Forward to 2015

    This is the stock bed at the concept stage  last year, and this is the same bed in May when things were beginning to move. By September, it looked like this: a bit overgrown and weedy, but you can see that there are more plants, everything has grown bigger and sprawled about a…
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January 6, 2015 0