365 Frankendael day 199

We took a walk in between the rain showers today and saw the Urban Outsiders exhibition being packed away. Hard to focus on much other than Ginkgo nuts at present (dreaming of them being swept away by the road cleaners before we can get to them!) But here are a few other plants from the park…

image

Lovely delicate yet wooly Marsh mallow (Althaea officinalis) still flowering here and there but mainly gone to seed. Such a useful soothing plant.

image

Thanks Dana for posting a lovely photo of this plant on Facebook recently. I didn’t know it so got hunting and found it is called Euonymus and is not edible.

image

It is pretty enough for restaurant Merkelbach to use in their table decorations today though. A nice escape from the rain – again!

image

Here is a taste of one of the best things to come in spring – Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata). Oh what a wonderful herb! I’m holding back from foraging any as the moment as these plants really need to build strength to get through the winter and then hopefully they will really flourish next year.

Advertisements

1 Comment

  1. That euonymus is commonly called the spindle tree because the wood is perfect for making spindles. We are growing one in our garden as it is a particularly beautiful colour in autumn and the flowers are quite lovely. We didn’t let our gingko’s get to the ground, we picked the ripe fruit directly from the tree before the council workers arrived with their pegs on their noses and stole it out from our questing fingers 😉

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s