The Gardener’s Greeting

Everything happens for a reason. It’s just that sometimes it isn’t always obvious – until it is staringly so.
Music – Fields

Purple Loose Strife
 Lythrum salicaria
A tall plant, purple-loosestrife can form dense stands of bright purple flower spikes in wet habitats like reedbeds, fens and marshes.
I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
Jimmy Dean

Common Teasle
Dipsacus fullonum
A biennial, to 3m, erect with side branches. Foliage is bright green, prickly on lower mid-ribs, the stem leaves joined at the base to cup the stem.
The more social media we have, the more we think we’re connecting, yet we are really disconnecting from each other.

Garlic Mustard
Alliaria petiolata
Favouring shady spots in woodlands and hedgerows, Garlic mustard can grow very tall. It has small, white flowers and, as its name suggests, smells faintly of garlic.
Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
Swami Sivananda

English Bluebell
Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Enchanting and iconic, bluebells are a favourite with the fairies and a sure sign spring is in full swing. The violet glow of a bluebell wood is an incredible wildflower spectacle. 
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
Steve Jobs

Who would have thunk it?

20% of the world’s oxygen comes from the Amazon Rainforest.

Around ten million artificial trees would absorb 12% of the carbon dioxide humans produce each year

18 People can live off the oxygen produced by 4000 square metres of trees each year.

There is a Bristlecone Pine Tree in California which is classed as the world’s oldest individual organism aged at 5067 years!

15% gas and dust between stars makes up a significant amount of the Milky Way’s visible mass.

i know, right!
Who would have thunk it?

Wishing you a great day folks in all that you do!

Published by The Autistic Composter

Earthly Comforts is a wildlife journaling scrapbook focusing on the countryside, wildlife biodiversity and environmental conservation, flora and fauna volunteering projects, gardening, composting and vermiculture, inspiration, poetry and photography.

13 thoughts on “The Gardener’s Greeting

      1. Yes l was, and now it’s raining hard again and will not stop until 3 or 4 this afternoon. It started at midnight. It makes me look a bit like a headless chicken at times, because there are now so many jobs to do and the time windows just keep getting snaller.

        I used to love rain [when l was inside the house] not now.

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