Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow;
they toil not, neither do they spin.

[Matthew 6:28]
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The first part of Chepstow Castle in Wales was built in 1067. I was duly impressed. The flowers didn’t seem to be though. I was enchanted that they took up squatter’s rights in the nooks and crannies of the old stonework. One yellow bouquet looked like it had been planted in a window box, but was simply hanging on to a ledge. This pink-flowered plant clung to a vertical wall. It gave a new meaning to another flower quote, “Bloom where you are planted.”

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