Archive for the tag 'The Morville Year'

I have always loved seeing lichen on stone walls and in churchyards but until I read Katherine Swift’s The Morville Year I had no idea how fascinating it really is:
A lichen consists of not one but two organisms living in symbiosis: a fungus, capable of withstanding extremes of temperature and drought but unable to photosynthesis, and an alga, which [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on Feb 11th 2013

Synopsis (from book cover):
Now Katherine Swift, one of the most acclaimed gardening writers of her generation, takes a fresh look at the garden she created over twenty years in the grounds of Dower House at Morville, meditating on everything from the terrain and its history, to the plants and trees, and the odd habits of [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Sep 26th 2012