Tag Archives: Gardening

July Wildflowers – Indian Balsam

We are lucky to live by Sandwell Valley a local nature reserve with an RSPB centre and the River Tame running through it. The valley is just 5 minutes walk from our house and we often go walking there to see what flowers and animals we can find. My daughter loves to find the flowers,…

Garden Spells……

This is an extract from a book I read last year, it was quite a sentimental book, not something I would usually read but I did enjoy it and adored the tiny section at the back that gave just a few sentences on which flowers and petals to use in cooking at a dinner party…

Wild Roses

June is the month of roses and we have at least 13 species of wild rose in Britain including the Dog Rose, Field Rose, Downy Rose and the beautifully named Sweetbriar Rose. Amazingly all roses are edible and no part of them is poisonous. The cultivated roses grown in gardens, once grew in the Caspian…