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The Rose

Think of June in an English country garden and probably the first flower to come to mind is the rose.  The recent Jubilee celebrations (and outing of the English football team in the European championships) have  cascaded us with yet more roses, both real and symbolic until at times it feels like we are being […]

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Honeysuckle (more rambling)

Medieval literature employs flowers and trees symbolically much more than we are used to today.  Marie de France, about whom we know very little, wrote 12-15 narrative poems (or lais) in a rather jaunty chatty style, inspired by the songs of Breton minstrels. One of these is called Chevrefoil. In English it is known as […]

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