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Growing gifts:

IMG_2009Sometimes the daily post suggestion doesn’t suit me, so I shall just do a ‘fill in’.

I thought I’d give you a glimpse of one of the many posies I prepared earlier in the year, when the garden was full of flowers. It is such an easy gift and so much more personal when you have grown it yourself!

Now, when there’s not much about I prepare a bunch of herbs. Rosemary is always there and usually there’s sage, thyme, basil, occasionally coriander, parsley and lemon verbena, marjoram and mint. If you want to brighten the bunch up with a few flowers; nasturtiums, lavender, or even borage fit the bill, which may help enhance a meal or just sit in a vase in the loo to brighten the day.

Sometimes these days, people think gifts should cost money. I disagree. In my younger years, I was given a rose which made me cry, I was so touched. It was not just the perfection of the rose, it was the memories it evoked. Awareness of my loss and yearning to grow a garden of my own had been denied by living in an apartments. I am all the more grateful for the opportunity to grow things and experience abundance, that I now I feel it important to share these gifts, which I share with you. I’m just sorry that you can’t smell the fragrance!