Month: November 2015

Website of poet Elizabeth Rimmer

Half a Hundred Herbs Week 50 – Myrtle

This is myrtus communis, the sweet myrtle. When it matures it should have deliriously pretty white flowers, but this plant may take a year or two more before it gets to that point. It isn’t reliably hardy in Scotland, so it lives in the greenhouse in the winter, and will have to stay in a…
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November 25, 2015 0

Half a Hundred Herbs Week 49 – Daisy

I had to look hard for this photo. I am sure I must have taken many pictures with daisies in them, but they seem to have been at the back of the chorus, with larger more showy herbs taking the limelight. And yet every poet, from Chaucer to Alice Oswald seems to have written about…
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November 19, 2015 0

Reading at Writers in the Bath

Here we are, Cora Greenhill and me, just after the reading at the Writers in the Bath event Cora organises every month in the Bath Hotel in Sheffield. The room is small ( but some of the best events are in small rooms – the bookshop in Callander, and Platform Poetry in Ladybank spring to…
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November 16, 2015 0

Writers in the Bath

I am honoured to be asked to take part in this: Writers in The Bath The Bath Hotel, 66 Victoria St, Sheffield. S3 7QL 7.30pm November 10th Cosy up in The Bath and enjoy poetry about the great outdoors with Elizabeth Rimmer reading from her second collection from Red Squirrel Press, The Territory of Rain…
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November 8, 2015 0

Half a Hundred Herbs Week 48 – Clover

This is a larger photo than usual, mostly because you need a larger one to see the very small clover flowers in this patch of wasteland under some sycamores on the river bank. This is white clover, but there is also red clover, a larger and showier plant, which has the pretty alternative names of…
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November 5, 2015 0