Monday, March 5, 2018

Holiday cottage near Edinburgh No. 2 cottage - Garden. Herbs, Wild garlic, Tree Peony

Back garden of No. 2 cottage 
30.5.2014
Wisteria





5.5.2014 Front garden Tree peony


Back garden entrance area
4.5.2014



Loosestrife 

 Herbs
Ransoms - wild garlic
Abundant in April.
Chop and use in omlettes, mashed potato, soups, casseroles ......

Also in the holiday cottage garden is
 mint, lovage, wild raspberries, plums, greengages, etc.


The little black shiny pearls (seeds)

They're extremely hard to germinate, involving storage in freezer
and exposure to heat at the right time.

Then only a few, every few years germinate.


Apparently at one time, only the Emperor of China could grow them.




21.4.2013












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