Month: March 2015

Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

The Territory of Rain

You can pretty much walk across the pond on the rafts of frogspawn there are floating in it. Rabbits are chasing each other like greyhounds around their warren site on the river bank. Geese are heading north and wrens are yelling from every treetop as if it was may. You’d think there was something going…
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March 27, 2015 0

Eclipse Poem

Today the sun is shining, and the light is beginning to fade. The children at the school are excited – I think they are expecting anything from werewolves to a zombie apocalypse! But sixteen years ago I happened to be in the right place at the right time. Pentire 11th August 1999 Before the eclipse,…
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March 20, 2015 0

Half a Hundred Herbs – chamomile cuttings

The chamomile lawn looks like this just now, a little bit battered, and very small. But considering it was only one plant when I got it, I don’t feel too bad about it. There are tulips coming through, and some madonna lilies, which apparently like to have their roots shaded, so I hope they will…
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March 19, 2015 0

Half a Hundred Herbs – Sowing the Seeds

  The cloud has come down and it feels bitter outside, although the frost has gone. But on Tuesday, the sun was shining and I took the first photos. The garden is beginning to wake up and put on colour. The crocuses are out under the rowan tree,           and the…
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March 12, 2015 0

Fascinating article for a herb geek

I am not quite old enough to have had to learn these weights and measures tables at school, but you could still buy exercise books which had them printed on the back for handy reference. If you are a historical herb usage geek, you’ll find this article fascinating!

March 11, 2015 0