The Gorgeous Ivy Home…

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The gorgeous Ivy Home in St. Albans

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I was walking down the road from St. Albans Cathedral to the train station last month when I took the wrong turning. Instead of the train station I came upon a gorgeous house that was dressed up in an astoundingly neat and royally designed ivy garment. Though it was a hot afternoon and I was exhausted, this house took the breath away as it calmly showed everyone how lovely houses can look with an overcoat of ivy or wisteria or jasmine etc.

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Common ivy is very good for treating a corn, says The Green Witch by Barbara Griggs. Take a bunch of ivy leaves, soak them for a day or two in Cider vinegar or for two to three hours in pure lemon juice. Then give your feet a long, soothing soak in very hot water. Apply two or three leaves to the corn, and tape neatly into place. Repeat this till the corns are soft enough, then lift out!

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