Quote of the day:
“Designers want me to dress like spring, in billowing things.
I don’t feel like spring. I feel like a warm, red autumn.”
~ Marilyn Monroe
Forage in November for:
Alexanders, Chickweed, Sloes, Dandelion Leaves, Rosehips, Hawthorn berries, Bullaces, Cleavers, Burdock Roots, Rowan Berries
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Tag Archives: Walnuts
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
Wimpole Estate looks after a National Juglans Collection and they are in flower during May.
06-10-2018 Lovely, it’s raining hard. I’m grateful, I really am, but I can’t help wishing it would do it at night … when I am not walking the dog or wanting to dig up some ground elder. Easier to justify … Continue reading
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
Today I was following up on an enquiry about some of the old varieties of walnuts growing at Wimpole*, when I accidently discovered that the heartnuts (Juglans ailanthifolia var. cordiformis) growing in the courtyard are falling to the ground. I … Continue reading