Thursday, 25 June 2015


The french word misère doesn't mean misery like you might imagine - it means penury, extreme poverty or destitution.   Les Miserables is about poor people.

This little plant is commonly called la misère in France.  I'm not sure why.  I was given a few strands of this one last year by a friend, and it has done well in very poor soil.  Perhaps it's called misère because it thrives on next to nothing.

1 comment:

CherryPie said...

It looks very cheerful in among the stones.

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