Monthly Archives: March 2014

Swimming Ponds

    Swimming Ponds On my book shelf, I have a book called Wild Swimming.  Inside, is a guide to all the natural beauty spots and remote locations in the UK where you can swim, dive or bathe?  Swimming in … Continue reading

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Typha (bulrushes)

Typha (Bulrush) Typha are one of the most symbolic of all plants.  Also known as Bulrushes, Reed Mace and Cattails, their bold, graceful, elongated seed heads are often used as logos and as an interesting subject in many paintings and … Continue reading

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Iris Louisiana

Iris Louisiana About 20 years ago I was given an Iris species plant called Iris Fulva.  I was very excited as this was new to me, having a lovely brick red colour.  Cultivating it and increasing numbers for sales was … Continue reading

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