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Twelve Oils of Ancient Scripture - Rose of Sharon

ROSE OF SHARON/CISTUS – Cistus ladanifer

Biblical References:  Song of Solomon 2:1 – “I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valley.” 241 more words

Healthy Homes


It’s the position I have to adopt to take pictures of what’s going on up on the sauveplaine at the moment. I wrote about my discovery of this area… 531 more words


Andalucian jewels

We’re just back from a  week at the beautiful Finca el Cerrillo on a guided walking holiday with Headwater, and whilst I hoped there might be some wild flowers to admire, I had no idea of the beauty of the Finca’s own gardens or the sheer scale of the wild flowers waiting for me. 160 more words

Wild Flowers

Luštica Peninsula - Maquis

The Luštica Peninsula forms one of the two outer arms that protect the Bay of Kotor (Boka Kotorska); it has a narrow neck where it joins the mainland with a large, pendulous tear-drop head.   783 more words

Balkan Wildlife

La Côte Vermeille

Amelia and I took a short holiday last week-end, and discovered another beautiful corner of France.  When I say a corner, I really mean it as it is the southern corner of the Languedoc-Roussillon, bordering the Catalan region of Spain.   633 more words

French Life

GBFD – Spring foliage

Welcome to GBFD, a day to celebrate the foliage backbone of the garden.

After a glorious sunny, spring-like day on Friday today is grey with a cold wind; so not a day to enjoy being in the garden at all.  396 more words


Plant Nerd Night 2015 - crowds, people and nerds... and plants!

Last Friday, I went to my life’s second Plant Nerd Night. It is an annual plant geek revelry, hosted by Mike Darcy, local radio… 1,142 more words