Quote of the day:
“… then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
– William Wordsworth
Forage in March for:
Cleavers, Dandelion flowers and leaves, Gorse flowers, Ground Elder , Hop shoots, Alexanders, Primroses, Wild Plum blossom, Sweet Violets
Wordless Wednesday – Tossed Tresses and Twisted Trunks
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What a beautiful specimen. That is a stiff wind!
It’s great isn’t it. Sadly it is not mine, but is at the end of the road … so I still get to enjoy it. I hate it when it is windy like it’s been recently. I find the noise unsettling, although walking in such weather is bracing and fun!
I’ve never heard of this one, but it’s quirky-lovely!
What a beautiful contorted hazelnut! I have one too but it’s much smaller. Used to be in a pot for many years. Only planted it in ground last year. Hope it will get as big and lovely as yours!
Here I must admit that the first shot is of a tree down the road, which is grown as a specimen tree. The rest of the photos are from ours,which doesn’t look as arresting because it is surrounded by other stuff. In fact we moved ours in a bit of a botched job when we built an extension some half a dozen years ago, but it is doing really well now. Yours will get there, but with all those twist and turns, it may take a bit!
They are wonderful trees, for their catkins, but also the nuts and useful rods after pruning. Do the contorted ones also produce nuts? Not straight rods, obviously 😆
Yes to the nuts, but not as many perhaps. We have a row of straight hazel too, but we never get to eat any nuts, because of squirrels queue jumping!
Great title, Allison! 👍 It was years before I noticed the female flowers on ours…!
Me too. Even when you know to look, they always seem to appear later than they should to get pollinated.