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: Persicaria orientalis
The satisfaction of winnowing the seed from the chaff
Winnowing : – To free seed of chaff by fanning with wind or a forced current of air. I like the thought that I’ve been winnowing. It feels a very earthy and ancient activity and as a bonus I am … Continue reading
Posted in Nature, Plants, The home garden Tagged free saved seed, Gardening, Harvest, Persicaria orientalis, Seed swaps, seedheads, seeds, Seedy Sunday, threshing, winnowing 10 Comments
Kiss me over the garden gate – but only if you have a ladder!
I like to experiment with new plants each year and with a nickname like Kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate, Persicaria orientalis sounded like an entertaining annual to try to grow from seed. It’s an old-fashioned cottage garden plant, growing to 4ft (~1.2m) apparently. I’d … Continue reading
Posted in Nature, Plants, The home garden Tagged annual, Gardening, growing from seed, kiss me over the garden gate, Looking Good, Persicaria orientalis, plants, tassles 31 Comments