Between winter and spring is a great time to trim what mother used to call Gentleman’s Buttonhole species: Kerria japonica. All the long sticks are potential new plants. I’ve pushed plenty part way into a huge pot of well used damp compost and a few into a garden clients border. It’s such a beautiful shrub of pretty yellow orange pompom flowers and one of hubby’s favourites.
Do not disturb an ancient hawthorn,
Sweet branches nor the root,
Respect as like as mourn,
Tread gently with your boot.
Take extra special care,
No spade dug, nothing shoved,
As might be laying there,
Once buried, once lost, a precious one beloved.
~ ©R Jane Bowen 2018
Can you get more poetic than the last rays of sun at dusk?
I’ve found gardening with nature🌿connects me happily to the Earth and the other creatures🐾 upon it. Making things for the home, mending♻ crafting and living a frugal life is all part of self kindness. Having lived thus far, I seem to have gleaned some pretty amazing things I’m happy to share. Therefore, I’m writing and will start to 📖 self publish. This top blog post is sticky and therefore will appear above more recent posts.