In the new garden, there’s a lot of lady’s mantle on the ground.
This is a bonus, as this beautiful little plant has been said to produce magic dewdrops.
The dew that collects in the leaves of lady’s mantle were used by alchemists, as they were thought to have magical properties.
They look like little round jewels, and I can see why people believed they were special.
This association with Alchemy gave the plant its name of Alchemilla vulgaris.
When the lady’s mantle is in flower, it produces little pale green flowers, which work brilliantly as a ‘filler flower’ in bouquets. Expect to see it making many appearances in this summer’s bouquets.
There’s a lot more to explore in the garden, but there’s so little time to do it. We need to fix curtains, doors, shelves and cupboards, finish unpacking and snagging…
I’ve made a start on a veg patch. And I’m observing the cheeky squirrel’s interventions with some concern.
And there’s a temporary greenhouse tent due to arrive today.
And I’m still making time to blog, because I want to record what I’ve planted, and keep a track of how things change.
Our little oaks have just unfurled their leaves.
It’s leafing season, and I learned a new word for this time of year…
I’d better get on with today’s to-dos.
Bye for now…