make a silk purse of a sow’s ear
Coined by Stephen Gosson in 1579 in the book The Ephemerides of Phialo: Deuided Into Three Bookes p62v
to produce something of value, from something which is of little value
My gardens are such an attempt. Trying to produce them from a woodland patch of thistles, moss and ferns. It is an ongoing process with varying degrees of success and failure.
I decided to put some flowers in the centre of the labyrinth
Daisy, my mother’s favourite
Lupins have been a huge challenge. Said to be easily grown and possibly invasive, I have had great difficulty getting them to grow.
A member of the brown eyed susan family of vines
and so it continues,
Until next time,