Day 137: wonderful weeds

The garden is frothing over just now – the hedgerows all about too, for May is the month when the cow parsley comes into flower…

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Day 97: groundsel

I try to make a habit of being on the side of weeds, but it’s hard to love groundsel (Senecio vulgaris) …

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Day 76: ground elder

The emerging leaves of this humble relative of the carrot are enough to strike fear into the heart of many a gardener. Ground elder, or goutweed (Aegopodium podagraria) has a reputation as a tricky, invasive customer…

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