Weeds, Tutsan, Victoria Plums and Cooking Apples.

The Lord your God is living among you. With His love, He will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.

Zephaniah 3:17
Great Hairy Willowherb falling over the front of the vase. It has quite a few medicinel uses.
Stinging nettle. The plant with pointed leaves. The seeds hang down from the stems of female plants, male plants don’t have any seeds. These haven’t formed seeds yet but you can collect and eat the seeds. I have made stinging nettle soup with a couple of potatoes added and eaten
the nettle leaves sautéed in butter which are a bit like spinach.
When is a plant a weed?

Some say it is a plant that makes other plants feel uncomfortable.
Shares nothing

Takes everything efficiently, secretly!
Amazing self defence, rapid growth and reproduction!

Well if we ate more of them
We might say
Fast food not Weed!

The Red Sorrel is the spike that is across the Thames.
Great Burdock. A thistle- like flower in the foreground. It is common in Asian cooking in Japan and China where the roots are cooked as a vegetable fried or boiled.
Tutsan berries. These are toxic due to the presence of hyperion, causing nausea and diarrhoea in humans. The berries turn from white/green, to red, to black.

Love is something more stern and splendid than mere kindness.

C. S. Lewis

4 thoughts on “Weeds, Tutsan, Victoria Plums and Cooking Apples.

  1. Fast food not weed 👍🏻
    I can see your garden is heading to autumn. Where is that map of (behind the arrangement)?) (fix my grammar in the last sentence🧐😁)

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