For Round 9 I am going to concentrate on ‘things in the garden’. I was going to say plants but ‘things’ covers A multitude of possibilities. As the end of the Alphabet Approaches I may have to improvise or ‘buy in’ specially ;-)
Anyway, there Are many things in our garden which start with A, including Ants and Aphids, but I’ve chosen Apple. For my birthday in April I was given A patio Apple tree, ‘Patio Sophia’ that had lots of blossom on it. Absolutely delightful! All the flowers set And the little tree is now groaning under An Abundance of fruit.
If we were ‘proper’ gardeners we would have removed some of the fruits to ensure A well-sized crop – but we’re not And we didn’t. We like the look of them And we don’t really mind if the birds sample them, either, Although we Always make sure there’s plenty of food for them. In fact, the whole garden has been – I hesitate to say ‘designed’ – Arranged to Attract And Accommodate birds, bees and butterflies And other wingèd creatures.
‘Patio Sophia’ is grown on dwarfing root stock And will grow And spread up to 2m in five years.
Apple blossoms may be eaten in moderation And have A delicate flavour.
This is apple blossom I found in the forest
In China Apples signify peace And Apple blossom is A symbol of female beauty.
Apples represent eternal youth And fertility in Norse mythology.
Celtic lore maintains that Apples grant immortality.
We Also have Apple mint – it has large, soft leaves And A subtle mint flavour which goes
particularly well in fresh fruit salads.
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