Saturday 10 May 2014

Wild garlic

At this time of year, many of our woodlands are full of ramsons, also known as wild garlic. The luxuriant leaves grow like carpets and fill the air with a strong scent of garlic even before the lovely white flowers come out. Wild garlic is edible and tastes lovely in salads or pesto.

This is a beautiful wild garlic lined path in Dalkeith Country Park:

and here is a close up I took recently alongside the River Almond:

for Shadow Shot Sunday

and I also posted a shadow shot over on my Shapeshifting Green blog.


Naquillity said...

what a beautiful path so filled with wild garlic. i'll bet the smell can be overwhelming at times... have a great day~

Little Miss Titch said...

so beautiful,xx Rachel

Kathe W. said...

well we love love garlic- I'll have to keep an eye out to see if we have them growing here! Lovely images! Cheers!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Tranquil sylvan scene!

Fertility’s Shadow Ring

Bill said...

Great picture, and you've set my taste buds a-tingling.

A Cuban In London said...

It must be a lovely smell. Alas, not one I would recognise myself. Garlic for cooking, yes, I know that one and I love that smell, too, especially on the pan with onions and peppers. :-)

Beauitful photos.

Greetings from London.

eileeninmd said...

It is a pretty spot, the wild garlic sounds wonderful.. Have a happy weekend!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Naquillity - if you don't like the smell of garlic, it probably is overwhelming,

speedy, Texwis, Magical Mystical Teacher, Bill, eileen - thanks

Kathe - not sure you get wild garlic like this over there...

Cuban - it smells just like the garlic you cook with,