Wyrtig

OE wyrtig, adj: Garden-like, full of plants;
On anum wyrtige hamme, Homl. Skt. ii. 30:312
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A resource for gardeners with a sense of history

 


  
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Early gardens...
      Canterbury Cathedral, 1165 CE

 

  Heirloom plants

      Fennel - Foeniculum vulgare

           Fennel in early sources

     Mugwort - Artemesia vulgaris

          Mugwort in early sources

 

Garden folklore
     
The Origins of the Green Man

      The "Nine Herbs Prayer" from the Lacnunga


  Resources...Resources...

      Garden pesticides that are toxic to bees

      What Phytoliths Tell Us about Early  Gardens

 

 

Betony, in an early herbal
 

 

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Botanists are among those who know that, in spite of the rude shocks of life,
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F.D. Drewitt

 

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