Seeds of hope

Posted: 20th Mar 2017

Spring is potent for many. Shake open a little packet, seeds tumbling out, signals a powerful metaphor in gardening: an act of hope. Within each neat package lies a new life and a season or more of careful nurturing. With this comes joy and pride from ‘success’, or conversely, wistful learning from ‘failure’. This seems Read more…

Metaphor and the garden

Posted: 16th Dec 2014

Gardening offers a rich seam of linguistic colour through its long history in rural life and sayings. Agricultural metaphors date back hundreds of years, and still continue in common parlance today. They provide a crucial crutch in gardening therapy as people make sense of illness, disability or difficulties. It may be an old gardening lore Read more…