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Lark Rising - Larkspur in July

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Lark Rising - Larkspur in July

Larkspur. My favourite flower I've grown this year. Feathery green leaves and dusty purple petals. This is a special flower. Special to me because it's one of the first flowers grown successfully on our small patch of land. But apart from that, this flower is steeped in history and intrigue. Greek Mythology tells of the first Larkspur flower growing from the blood of Ajax at the Battle of Troy, while in other parts of the world, the plant was used to deter unwanted visitors from ghosts to witches and scorpions.  As for the name, it is thought to come from...

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