On the walk between my house and the supermarket there is a house with five "Smile, you're on camera" signs. Five!
In the past decade, I've finally had the time to become a real gardener.
The interest has always been there, and I've had indoor plants and for most of that time a garden to maintain. But I was a dabbler, a homeowner who kept on top of the mowing, at best an aspiring gardener. Continue reading "Do you call yourself a Gardener?"
I discovered this book, “Metaphors We Live By” by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson after an aside by Dr Joan Mulholland during a university lecture sometime in the 1990s - if you’re interested, you might find this book interesting - so I jotted down the name and checked it out in the library. Continue reading "Metaphors We Live By"
A plant considered undesirable, unattractive, or troublesome, or growing where it is not wanted, is usually considered a weed.
Clover is beneficial to bees and to the soil. Lying on cool, soft clover watching the clouds move across a Queensland sky is one of the lingering memories of my childhood. The only downside of clover in the lawn is that, while it is in flower, you have to watch out for bees when walking barefoot. That is not enough to designate something a weed.
How and why did it change? Continue reading "Since when has clover been a weed?"