Herb of the week for 22nd Dec
By Lynn Kirkland
A Herbal Posie For Mary
There will be great excitement in households
with children as the countdown to Christmas
Three sleeps to go and for there will
be still a few folk who need to get a
pressie or two under the tree.
For someone with everything, perhaps a
small tussie mussie or herbal posie with
a message for a loved one could be a thoughtful
In the language of flowers each plant
has a special meaning and you can make
a lovely tussie mussie with flowers and
foliage from your garden.
The thoughtfulness is because of the message
that is written to give with the posy.
I made the posy in the photo with mothers
Mary is the mother of Jesus and has a
very important role in religion and history.
Our own mothers are very important and
special of course and I would like to
dedicate this message to my own precious
mother, Edna Rogers.
The central flower in your posy will
have the strongest message and I have
chosen a red rose for my Mum symbolic
of the heartfelt love I have for her.
Lavenders are there as a message of loyal
friendship and devotion.
Rosemary is for so many happy memories
as it is the herb of remembrance.
There is thyme for courage and lady’s
mantle with its bright yellow flowers
and pleated leaves which is a symbol of
It is thought that the leaves of lady’s
mantle are so called because it is like
the cloak that Mary wore while on her
way to Bethlehem.
So no matter whether you are religious
or not I know that Christmas is a special
time and an appropriate time to honour
Enjoy your Christmas with your loved ones.
I wish you peace and happiness on Christmas