The June Meadow.


My new flower for this year is Conopodium majus or Pig Nut to you and me! When it first appeared I wondered what it could be, then the flowers started to open and I was hooked, they are so beautiful, like a very small dainty cow parsley. It is apparently a classic species of acid grazed pasture, this used to be farmland. Under the ground it forms tubers and back in the olden days pigs were trained to root through a bring the tubers to the surface, they are supposed to taste like hazel nuts. No I don’t think I’ll try them, I’ll leave them to grow for another year.

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