The Gardener’s Greeting

Abundance grows from the seed of every Thank You
Music – cinematic-indie

Field Thistle
Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.
Rudyard Kipling, ‘
The Glory of the Garden’ (1911)

There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.
Janet Kilburn Phillips

Purple Loosestrife
The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies, but never grows to the enduring happiness that the love of gardening gives.  
Gertrude Jekyll (2016)
‘Wood and Garden – Notes and Thoughts, Practical and Critical, of a Working Amateur’ Read Books Ltd

Spear Thistle
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul.
Alfred Austin
“Growing with the Seasons: A Sharing of Insights Into the Creative Aspects of Organic Gardening”. Book by Frank Giannangelo and Vicky Giannangelo, July 1, 2008.

A Thankful Heart is an Attractor for Goodness

Who would have thunk it?
Useless facts until you need useless facts.

Despite what you read and the media constantly promotes about Breakfast, being great for you, your body and your mind. No scientific evidence supports that, although having a meal to kick start your day does aid your concentration, memory and blood glucose levels. Just be wary of overdoing it on fruit juices first, as many are equally as high in sugars as cola and other soft drinks. Try the option of tea or an orange.

There are well over 1400 bat species in the world today. The only two environments they do not favour are the polar regions and deserts. They account for around a fifth of all species of mammals. Bats are flappers, meaning they can fly long distances to ensure that colonies are geographically isolated, which means different species creation. Some species also have very specialised and environmentally oriented diets, which can lead to more genetic changes.

Something which always bothers me is that so many of our plastics cannot be recycled like black plastics. Black plastic is coloured by carbon which produces a darker shading effect. Whilst this has many valuable benefits, some of the downsides are that the colouring makes the items almost invisible to the sorting filters at the recycling centres. Therefore, the infrared machinery doesn’t include the black plastic items, and they pass along the conveyor belts to the dumpsters, where they are deposited into landfills. Currently, various charities worldwide are working with manufacturers to develop new sorting methods that will tackle this problem and allow black plastic to be recycled.

Vegetation responds to sound. Plant Whisperers support the theory that talking to plants encourages growth. They love the vibration of sound – so music or just your voice is enough.

Sprinkling baking soda into the soil of tomato plants not only sweetens the flavour of the fruits but also aids in the reduction of acids.

I know, right!
Who would have thunk it?

Wishing all you great folks a fabulous day!

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.

15 thoughts on “The Gardener’s Greeting

    1. Hey Sadje, good morning to you, or rather an afternoon now, l am guessing 🙂

      Plastic isn’t an enemy as long as it is more than single-use. Thermoplastics are filled with benefits. We need to work more dedicatedly on finding more eco-friendly solutions for it and making it all recyclable 🙂

      We still use the alternatives you mentioned, but they are sometimes insufficient for modernised society.

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      1. A very good morning to you too my friend. Yes you’re right but no one is trying to dispose off plastics mindfully or responsibly. I do hope e can find good solutions to this problem

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  1. Most interesting facts, Rory! Determining what to do about plastic disposal is a worldwide issue. “they” need to take action now rather then analyze it for the next 50 years.

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