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Handfuls of sweet peas for Great Uncle Bill

Handfuls of sweet peas for Great Uncle Bill

July brought handful after handful of sweet peas. A handful is the number of times I ever met my Great Uncle Bill. A handful is the number of garden tools of his that I now own. Even though in person Bill wasn't a regular or considerable part of my...

GCJ Book Club – The Garden Cure

GCJ Book Club – The Garden Cure

The Grow Create Joy book club is back and I'm picking up from where I left off with The Garden Cure by Jan Cameron. The Garden Cure is a guide to cultivating wellness, for ones self or for others, using the garden. Jan has many years experience...

Chamomile, before the tea

Chamomile, before the tea

Once you invite chamomile in, it becomes a faithful friend. Returning year after year, at first almost undetected as their tiny seeds nestle between the soil particles and the little plants volunteer their services around the site where their...

The chameleon and the crown

The chameleon and the crown

Goodbye to October, the chameleon and the crown of the season. A month when we can nostalgically forget the dark, rainy days and delight in the life-giving glow of decay. It’s no coincidence that this beginning of the end sparks inspiration, a time...

How my garden holds me

How my garden holds me

The motif of this summer was intense heat and more intense work schedules. A garden participant said to me in one session “how lucky you are to work in this calming garden”. I agree, I am. When I am at either of the gardens I work at I feel...

The gentle flow of flower pressing

The gentle flow of flower pressing

The gentle flow of flower pressing has all the qualities needed to grab your attention, take you away and let your eyes settle on the easy tones of nature whilst providing a creative outlet too.

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