NSPCC and RSPCA – soon the NSPCP?

of all the trees that are in the wood .... The National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Plants (NSPCP)

For years, we have run a Plant Rescue Centre and when plants have outgrown gardens or have been uprooted and dumped by the roadside, they have been rescued and given a home.

At the HoBB, our first rescue operation took us only a few miles south to a garden that was being subjected to major new developments. The plant owners were trying to find good homes for lily, hydrangea, mombretia, honeysuckle, clematis and many more plants, some that had made 12 years undisturbed growth. We re-homed many of these in a new artist’s garden near Swansea where they will inspire and become the subject of many wonderful paintings.

Recently we found three 40cm wide domes of saxifrage, yellowing and almost dead, upturned with builder’s rubble at the side of a road. They were probably between 6 and 10 years old and were rescued and taken back to the HoBB and given fresh compost mounds and daily misting. After three months we managed to get some new green shoots on them and one of them is now planted out into the HoBB Gardens and has put on about 10cm growth. The other two wonderful domes are doing well and we plan to show them.

It might be a long time before we see NSPCP stickers saying “Plants are for life …. not just for Christmas”, but the world waited too long a time to see the start of the NSPCC and the RSPCA. Once, not too long ago, children, wives and animals were treated without respect. In some regions, this lack of respect continues but in many more places there is still too little respect for plant life, a legacy that we should not hand down any further.

Respect of plant life should be intuitive without a working NSPCP.
We all need to foster a full working respect covering the whole environment as it is a part of us; inseparably we co-exist, if divided, everything we have worked to build, decays. Which generation wants to re-instate the balanced way and which take the flak for disruption?

The picture (above) shows ‘the holly and the ivy’ , and at the rising of each sun they give so much. At the HoBB, these two plants are given good earth and space to live in, yet rooted to the spot, they have a set leeway. Our leeway is one ‘blue’ planet within space, as rooted to our spot in the universe as any tree. For us to grow, we also need good earth.

Waves, rooted firmly in caring for the future ~~~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant

“Belief” is the key to fortune as it is to misfortune

Belief © 2005 Image of Learning all rights reserved“How can the Universe help you if you don’t tell the Universe what you want?”

Believe that you can exceed all your previous ambitions and hopes in all areas of your life, and the odds are you will.

This ‘Belief’ thing is general and secular. It is connected with the ‘Power of Intent’. It may seem strange, but those who ‘believe’, live longer and stay healthier, and this, the medics link with the benefits of ‘positive thinking’. I heard that there is a new College in Oxford (UK) started to study ‘belief’ from all angles – if anyone knows their web site address, can you let me know please. Thank you.

If the outcome of life is the result of thought then we can all sit and think-up our best tomorrows and like magic, they will all come about. But if it is about ‘belief’, then just ‘thinking’ about it won’t work as the element of faith, thus conviction, will not be strong enough to help us reach the goals we set.

I think therefore that ‘passion’ needs to be in the recipe to turn thought into belief. I also figure that as we are all on the same planet within the same energy state, then only a belief that works well for all, will work at all. You could believe that a meteor would land tomorrow and destroy everything here but as that is on the negative side, it is less likely to occur, for more people would believe that we could find a way to stop it or side-step it! Hmmmmm … side stepping planets … you better believe it!

I believe in Waves ~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant

(Image included (above) by Kind permission of “Image of Learning”)