LAUREL’S LITHODORA

LAUREL'S  LITHODORA

Like most people, I have a  garden full of plants given to me by friends and neighbours.  They are all very special. Some years ago I went on an outing to the home of Laurel Phillips, a life-member of our local garden club at Blackheath, in the

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SCONES RHYMING WITH DONS

SCONES RHYMING WITH DONS

WHAT IS A SCONE? According to the Bloomsbury Dictionary of Word Origins, the word scone derives from the Dutch  schoonbrood –  schoon  meaning  bright, white or beautiful and brood meaning bread, hence; ‘fine white bread’ .    It made its way into Scottish English and did not become

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