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Thoughts on the Fruition Well Dressing | The work you put in

Chalice Well Earth Festival Well Dressing: Fruition

A dressing made on Lammas/Lughnasadh Eve. First fruits & the grain harvest. Hazel, spirea, Euphorbia oblongata, ash keys, Amaranth, poppy heads, dahlias, calendula, cosmos, plums from our orchard. The ridiculously exuberant dahlias in this Well dressing are “Penhill Watermelon”, a “dinner plate” variety as they are known in floristry. They have certainly lived up to[…]Read more…

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Thoughts on the Summer Solstice Well Dressing: Strength of Heart and Mind

A dressing created on Solstice Eve, in the softening light of the summer sun, reflected in our Well lantern(s) and candles. Healing herbs and flowers ~ calendula, jasmine, hypericum, lemon balm, yarrow; and golden roses to offer comfort in times of grief and loss. All small beacons honouring the sun’s light, warmth and power. The[…]Read more…

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Well lantern candle dressing ~ Unity & strength in diversity

‘There is no power on Earth that can withstand the united co-operation on spiritual levels of men and women of goodwill everywhere’ Wellesley Tudor Pole With this dressing, I will let each flower speak for itself … And just say that each bloom shines more brightly because of its equal value to and support for[…]Read more…

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Baby Birds at the Well

We’ve had to put in a noise complaint with Mother Nature ~ due to the volume of chirping coming from newly fledged and baby birds. The worst culprits are a band of delightfully fat and fluffy coal tits as they bounce around the garden looking for food, sometimes joined by a group of long tailed[…]Read more…