July 13, 2011

Walk on the wild(ish) side

Let us continue our walk through the woods shall we?
 There are many paths we could take, some like this are not as easy if you have restricted mobility but nice to take a peek down.
 Imagine who or what you could meet as you meander down this lane.
 More apples ripening in the sun
More flowers for your viewing pleasure

 the Buddhlea is flourishing here, it loves waste land and will gain a toehold anywhere it can.
 there were hedges of it

 Rowan berries almost ready for collection for making jelly. Excellent with venison or cheese

 the plant below reminds me of one we used to take stalks of and suck, it was very sour like rhubarb and we dipped it in sugar. I don't say this is the one so don't try this at home:)
 Just look at this beauty anyone know what it is?

Comfrey or knitbone an old country remedy and one plant that the bees adore.

EDITED TO ADD the yellow flower is toadflax, thank you Jane:)


laoi gaul~williams said...

thank you for the lovely walks~i am glad the pond has been fenced off, the poor old newts :(

i have seen so many rowan berries but all where i cannot get access to them. i hope our rowan starts to get berries next year!

Marisa @ Walking My Ass Off said...

I loved all the photos of wildflowers...I sometimes prefer these to cultivated varieties.

Lynn said...

Amber, So lovely to be reading your posts again. I am so sorry for the reason, but your ability to enjoy the small joys of each day, are a great teaching lesson for me. Those rowan berries are lovely. I would so love to try some of the jelly, but I think the nearest rowan tree is probably a million miles from me. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Lynn

Leanne said...

lovely walk, thankyou :-)

Leanne x

Leanne said...

lovely walk, thankyou :-)

Leanne x

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I didn't know you could make jelly from rowan berries! Here in Canada, we call rowans "mountain ash" trees. We have a couple in our backyard.

Unknown said...

So much lovely buddleia this year but not many butterflies - such a shame.

Jeanie MacLean said...

Saw your blog on Devon Days--the yellow & orange wildflower is called "butter and eggs" here in Canada--one of my favourite wildflowers! LAtin: linaria vulgaris, snapdragon family
from Jeanie in Canada!!!

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