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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....

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