Sweet alyssum flowers (Lobularia maritima syn. Alyssum maritimum) are useful in alpine rock gardens, borders, planters, hanging baskets and dry zones. They are small plants that may get 3 to 6 inches tall and produce clusters of tiny flowers in clumps. The blooms come in pink, salmon, purple, white and yellow. Flowers arise in June to October and can be encouraged to rebloom by cutting back spent flowers.
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After the jazz band finished serenading the sweaty reporters melting in the Rose Garden on Thursday afternoon, Donald Trump emerged from the White House to announce what everyone already saw coming: America would exit the Paris climate accord, effectively renouncing our place as leaders in the losing battle against climate change. According to Trump, the…
How will fans of The Leftovers feel when they finish the HBO drama’s final episode Sunday night? “I don’t know, man,” says showrunner Damon Lindelof, whose last series finale was rather divisive (that would be ABC’s Lost). “I’m probably quite literally the least qualified person to answer that.” But don’t take that reply as a…
Today’s guest picture shows the church at Kirkton of Rayne in Aberdeenshire. The picture was taken by my friend Bruce and was of special interest to him and his wife because her great- great-uncle was minister there from 1875 to 1909. I got up early again and put another week of the newspaper index into […]
“There are no facts, only interpretations.” So said the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. Each person sees the world from a slightly (or extremely) different point of view, so every time you read a story (or listen to music for that matter) it’s like you’re walking a mile in someone else’s shoes.
Shirley Poppy is the name given to an annual ornamental cultivar group derived from the European wild field poppy (Papaver rhoeas).The Shirley poppy was created from 1880 onwards by the Reverend William Wilks, vicar of the parish of Shirley in England. Wilks found in a corner of his garden where it adjoined arable fields, a variant of the field poppy that had a narrow white border around the petals.They can grow to between 18in and 2ft tall, on lightish soil in sun or light shade. They grow quickly from seeds scattered in April.