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Garden Nature Poetry

Wildflowers

Salford 17th April 2020

A Spot

by the big trees became vacant recently,

considering the weather, i cleared the space and

dropped some the seed into a channel….no

expectations – i just need to water them during the day

flowers ? they’ll all be different and some you might

go and consider them as weeds in another garden – i just

hope they grow in the hard trowelled soil they’ve been buried in and

in turn, the birds find the bugs and not the seeds!

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Nature

Few

#Fowc #Few

Happy is the humble helicopter seed

that make their way from their parent tree

and land in fresh fertile soil

to grow and prosper

for many are chosen for the journey

but few actually succeed

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Poetry

Root

#fowc #root

Root Vegetable (Parsnip) , (P) by inky from stock art

the source of the plant

grown from the seed

fed from the soil

Out of Sight

Unseen by most

till dug by the gardener

keeping those flowers

in perfect bloom

all the way to autumn

Special roots – Cleaned

and cooked in the oven

are tasty in stews

Edible Garnish

for the Sunday Roast,

sweet, juicy, tasty

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Poetry

Waiting for the flowers

Salford, 9th March 2019

A patch of earth on some barren land

Was turned over, fed and watered

Earth dug up in places on

Seeds or bulbs planted

Over the next few months, the process continued – and

Moments passed – until the arrival of a green leaf popping out of the ground

Expect rainbows of colour over the next few weeks.

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Flowers Garden Nature Poetry

Soil (II)

An acrostic by inky, in response to the daily post prompt

Soil

Some people – call it the ground

One of natures building blocks

If you looked at it – from deep below – you would call it

Life itself

 

Several different creatures – they call it home

On occasion , they climb out of their earthy house for a drop of sun

Insects , worms and nocturnal mammals

Like living underground

 

Some plants – enjoy being

Outside, like trees and bushes, whilst others like

Indoors, mostly because of the weather – all are

Linked by the substance around their roots

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Garden Nature Outdoors Poetry

Ode to a cactus

Prickle

Cactus

Once only found in Desert sand

a gardener decided to hatch a plan

developing a succelent

that’s happy at home, as well as gardenment

living in pots of sandy soil

whilst in the heat other plants toiled

this funny green plant, just grew away

amusing those in the garden at play

flowering in the sunshine smile

the cactus kept children amused for a while

as they spent the passing hours

counting his blooming colourful flowers

and being shorter than his bigger kind

the cats and dogs they didnt mind

for when their paws did feel a prickle

they smiled – for the cactus – kind of tickled

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Acrostic Garden Outdoors Parks

Soil

 

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Soil – Image C/o UK Soil Association

 

 

Soil

source of growth

our garden plants depend on it

its home for all sorts of life

like worms, beetles and ants

 

such an important base needs nutrients

on certain mornings , water and fertiliser

is added , to let the seedlings and bulbs

lift their flowers into the sky and take root

 

some gardeners plant vegetables whilst

on season,  others plant fruit trees

in certain climates, the soil will allow you to grow

local delicacies, such as bananas and pineapple

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Colours Food Poetry

Olive tree

#coloryourworld #cyw #olive-green

hanging delicately from your branches

in a cast of thousands

your colour casts Down on white chalky soil

as you soak up the rays from the Mediterranean sun

what you hold is prized up and down the land

by the farmer, the chef and the food fan

as you paint the town green

under azure blue skies.

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Garden Nature

Underground

underground

mole

What’s that sound

That’s not above ground ?

Under your feet

and way down the street

below the grassy mound

somethings digging around

making its way

from point a to point b

wild creature moving

off home for some tea

and on way it moves soil

pushing grasses above head

making lawns lush

before heading for bed