Each year, as winter grinds through
its frosty paces, the garden becomes drabber and more forlorn. If it weren't for one generous plant, the scene would be unremittingly dismal. But luckily there is one trusty standby, a plant that seems oblivious to cold and grey, flowering when nothing else will and thereby earning my devotion. Let's hear it for the valiant hellebore:
The freedom to give offence is the most important freedom of all. All other freedoms flow from this. - A very few exceptions, for obscenity mostly. On the whole, years ago I liked it that blasphemy against the Christian God was illegal in England but that l...
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