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
Tag Archives: Juglans regia
Sweet Preserved Walnuts – Stealing a march on the squirrels
Since getting involved with the National Juglans Collection at Wimpole Hall in Cambridgeshire, I’ve become fascinated with all things walnut. For instance, did you know that: In China, particularly Beijing, the nuts are traditionally used in finger or hand exercises … Continue reading
Posted in Food, Trees Tagged #GYO, Gardening, Juglans regia, Preserves, Recipes, Sweet walnut preserve, Walnuts 5 Comments
A walnut collection and hard graft
I know that I’ve mentioned before that the National Trust at Wimpole Estate looks after a National Collection of Juglans. One of the reasons that Plant Heritage encourages the creation of national collections is to future-proof the incredible stock of … Continue reading
Posted in Food, fruit, Trees, Wimpole Hall Tagged Gardening, Grafting, Horticulture, Juglans regia, National Collection, Walnuts, Wimpole Estate 15 Comments
It’s Raining Walnuts ….
If you are lucky enough to have a walnut* tree in your garden or, perhaps even better, if you know someone who has a walnut tree in their garden (they are pretty large trees after all), now is the time … Continue reading
Posted in Food, Nature, Trees Tagged crops, delicious, English walnut, fresh, Gardening, Harvest, Juglans regia, Persian walnut, Walnuts, wet walnuts 8 Comments