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Delphiniums are my favourite flowers. If only I could grow them! The name's quite pleasant, too, not like some...


A Fantasia of Flower Names
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Lobelia, camellia, wisteria,
phlox.

Periwinkle, fairy thimble, honeysuckle,
stocks.

Dahlia, azalea, lavender, hortensia,
marigold, maidenhair, moon-flower, star-flower,
box.

Hare bell, fairy bell, blue bell, pimpernel,
mud wort, stink wort -
Fairyland or Hell?

Bog wort, hog wort, stab wort, wound wort,
spleen wort, bladder wort, mad wort, madder wort...

Enchanting plant names some have got.
Others need some thought.

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Not that anything's flowering right now... is it? Not in my garden it ain't. Here's how my last year's gardening diary would have read, had I deemed it worth writing one:



End of Year Evaluation
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

January: stark stagnation.
February: no variation.
March: slug gang infiltration.
April: nettle infestation.
May: hot sun! Need irrigation.
June: urgent deforestation.
July: rain: inundation.
August: mud; exasperation.
September: harvest desperation.
October: leaves cause drain blockation.
November: bleak dilapidation:
rotting, reeking vegetation.
December: time off! Celebration!
Send the garden to dam...
but you can do the pronunciation.


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But if, unlike me, you still have flowers in your garden, now is the time to be preparing them for presentation as special Christmas gifts.

Season's greetings!

Kate

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  • Posted: Tue. 26th November 2013 14:18