welcome to my little suburban oasis, filled with flowers,fruit trees and vegetables
Sunday, 24 May 2015
Allotment surprise find
Down at the allotment today I was surprised to find this. I'd assumed it was a clump of tall grass - but grass doesn't have purple daisy-like flowers!
Back home I got out the wild flower reference book, expecting it to be something grown from undigested bird seed - but it turns out to be salsify; a vegetable with carrot-shaped roots. Something that pretty deserves a place in my decorative veg patch at home, so I'm tempted to try growing some another year.
And another surprise - cherries on both cooking and dessert trees. All I have to do with those is keep the birds away....