I spotted this next book, recently and just had to buy it
because of the fascinating story which exists alongside it!
In Brockhampton Church, near the River Wye, in Herefordshire
there is an altar cloth, embroidered with sixty of England's
loveliest, wayside flowers.
It was donated to the church, anonymously, after both the cloth
and the book were completed .
How I'd love to visit the church!
Carved on the panels of the choir stalls are forty eight wild flowers
many of which can be found in the surrounding area.
It was the work of these Victorian craftsmen that moved the
author of this book and the creator of the alter cloth to take up
her work, as a tribute to those who went before her.
The book is so charming and is full of fascinating information about
folklore, literature, recipes and remedies.
Here are a few of them :
This book, along with the book featured on my last blog post,
is going to make a birthday gift, tomorrow, for someone very special...
I know that she will love them and really enjoy
reading them both because wild flowers and poetry
are just her thing!!