Thursday, October 14, 2010

Healing Gardens


I took this photo of a weed flower that has bloomed in the sunken border. It has very delicate yellow petals, and a fly looking for its nectar within the flower petals.
Tonight the second programme of Spring watch is back on. A week has flown by already!
I enjoyed the wildlife films that interspersed Chris Packham and Kate Humble talking. I missed Simon King and felt there was a big gap missing. They are having guest presenters every week but he is a hugely charismatic guy to replace!
I'm off for a few days so expect a few posts and photos. I wander how often people need to blog throughout the year?
I originally started with the idea of 365 posts, one for each day of the year. This has been impossible with me working full time at the hospital. When you return exhausted from work you want to eat and sleep, ready for the next day.
I have also been poorly with a cough and very sore throat. What do people think are good plant/flower remedies for the cough and cold?
I have been sucking cough lozenges flavoured with Cherry or Raspberry. The original gardens were monastic Herb gardens for treating and healing. Plants have always been grown for their looks but also their healing properties
I hope i can recover from me being ill, and revamp the garden ready for winter and spring.

2 comments:

Barbarapc said...

Murderous cold/flu seems to have hit here as well - a couple of months ahead of schedule. Cold FX works well for us - it's from ginseng derivative. Otherwise it's rum (sugar based), lemon, sugar/honey and water - heat & serve. Good luck.

Gee Magpie said...

Hey Bruv. Spring's aspringing here - brought with it hot days and cold days and consequently everyone's been got with a sore throat and sniffles. Hope youre feeling better.