Monday, 8 April 2019

The Dells are Green with Wild Garlic

I walked through the Dells along the Water of Leith today for my weekly voluntary work with Water of Leith Conservation Trust.

The wild garlic is everywhere now

 that's all wild garlic on the far river bank above and below is how it looks closer up
some if it is even starting to bloom

and the butterbur is in bloom, it's name comes from the fact that its leaves (which don't come out fully yet) used to be used to wrap butter

The larch flowers continue to look beautiful



While we were visiting Ben Lomond the other day (see this blog post) Crafty Green Boyfriend took this photo of a larch tree with pale flowers


There were plenty of birds in the Dells today, though none stopped for their photo apart from these lovely 7 spot ladybirds nestling in the moss


5 comments:

Jenn Jilks said...

It is lovely seeing spring, even if it is elsewhere! We have sleety rain today.

Jeff said...

Beautiful! Can you eat the wild garlic?

Here in Savannah, the azaleas are about done--we're moving into summer (but last week I was in Northern New Mexico where the temperatures dropped below freezing at night).

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Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Jenn, we had lots of sleety rain over the weekend....

Jeff - yes you can eat wild garlic, it makes a delicious pesto!

Rabbits' Guy said...

On with Spring!

Lowcarb team member said...

Such beautiful photographs, I didn't know until recently that Butterbur may be used as a remedy for headaches and inflammation ...

https://thelowcarbdiabetic.blogspot.com/2019/04/natural-remedies-to-relieve-headaches.html

All the best Jan