Month: May 2022

  • The Edible Ornamental Garden

    Spring is rushing into Summer, and that means flowers aplenty. It’s quite amazing how many of our new acquisitions from the garden centre can be edible (and equally amazing how some of them can be really lethal…DO NOT just go grazing away). Day Lilies (Hemerocallis sps) are a splendid addition to any salad, especially if […]

  • ‘Tis May – Time For Fiddleheads!

    It’s May. They’re out, now. Go into the pine, oak and birch acid woodlands and scout about on the ground for those swan-necked shoots of Bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinium). They are graceful things, and when cut from their juicy base they smell of almond cream. Almonds, you say? Doesn’t that mean cyanide? Well not exactly. […]