In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- We talked of old times like other women do, our feet steaming in front of the stove where we sat underneath neat bunches of drying thyme, rosemary, yarrow, and oregano.
- Allan Armitage, perennials expert at the University of Georgia, suggests teaming plants with tall yarrows such as ‘Coronation Gold’.
- For example, yarrow, a plant of major importance in herbal remedies, gets only three rather insignificant mentions.
- Herbal preparations [including yarrow, camomile, nettles and the juice from valerian flowers] guide the composting process, in the same way as a homeopathic treatment might work.
- Herbs for the Immune System: Echinacea, garlic, yarrow, and coltsfoot.
- From these various composts, special preparations are made using such things as silica, yarrow, chamomile, nettle, oak bark, dandelion and horsetail.
- Aromatic foliage, such as lavender, monarda, nepeta, thyme, yarrow, mint, Russian sage, and artemisia.
- The herbs chamomile, valerian, yarrow, nettle, comfrey and dandelion can help make a success of your compost heap.
- Gather early summer flowers like violets, yarrow and red clover to dry for teas and for tincturing.
- For one of my favorite bouquets I use echinacea flowers, yarrow, feverfew, lavender, sage, apple mint, and catmint from my garden.
- Three long-blooming summer perennials - the shasta daisy, purple coneflower and yarrow - are reliable favorites that bring country charm to any setting.
- Oily complexions respond best to basil, eucalyptus, cedar-wood, cypress, lemon, sage, lemongrass, yarrow and ylang-ylang.
- The crossbred Welsh and Suffolk flock feeds on wild herbs and grasses, clover, yarrow and vetch on land owned by the National Trust and designated of Special Scientific Interest.
- I had wormwood, soapwort, dill, yarrow, tarragon, chives, rosemary, lavender, angelica, many kinds of basil and thymes.
- At last they come upon it - the farmhouse covered in wisteria, hydrangeas in bloom all around, the yarrow and cornflowers, the daisies and black-eyed susans.
- Hydrangeas, celosia, yarrow, baby's breath, rose buds, and cornflowers also dry well and make gorgeous decorations.
- These include sweet cicely, beebalm, yarrow, purple coneflowers and others.
- The blue shades of balloon flowers are striking when planted in combination with gold or deep orange cosmos or yarrows.
- I use perennial alpine pinks, biennial sweet William and self-sowing annual candytuft to edge beds of Jupiter's-beard and June-blooming yarrows such as pale yellow ‘Taygetea’ and ‘Moonshine’.
- Purple gentians and orchids, blue scabious and harebells, orange hawkweeds, and cream and pink yarrow provide a kaleidoscope of colour to enjoy at the end of your walk.
English has borrowed many of the following foreign expressions of parting, so you’ve probably encountered some of these ways to say goodbye in other languages.
Many words formed by the addition of the suffix –ster are now obsolete - which ones are due a resurgence?
As their breed names often attest, dogs are a truly international bunch. Let’s take a look at 12 different dog breed names and their backstories.