May’s special flowers

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To celebrate the 1st May enjoy these lovely flowers. The Old Farmer’s Almanac identifies the Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn as the special flowers for the month of May. The lily of the valley signifies sweetness, humility, and a return to happiness. image credit: https://pixabay.com/en/lilies-of-the-valley-wood-blossom-2456643/ The hawthorn plant represents hope and supreme happiness.…… Continue reading May’s special flowers

‘Ne’er cast a clout till May be out’.

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My camellia is still swathed in sheets of fleece. I’m waiting for the early morning frosts to end. Last year I removed the fleece too soon and none of the buds flowered. The previous year I kept the camellia wrapped in fleece until the end of April and there was a profusion of blooms. I…… Continue reading ‘Ne’er cast a clout till May be out’.