365 Frankendael day 194

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Today a photo of a pretty herb meadow, deliberately grown in the grassland beside Hugo de Vreislaan. As you can see, many of the plants are still in flower and many have gone to seed. At the front of the photo is Calendula in flower and seed, beside Shepherds purse in seed. Such useful and easily grown herbs.

Calendula is particularly useful as an edible plant which makes an interesting bitter addition to casseroles and salads. It’s very easy to make an infused oil from the flowers and they can also be dried or preserved for later use.

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