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365 Bristol day 308

Today a photo of a plant that takes me right back to my childhood on the outskirts of Bristol.

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This is Aubretia and soon it will form cascading blue carpets of flowers on walls and plant pots throughout the UK. I see it far less in the Netherlands but wonder if it’s edible or not. It is a member of the Brassica family, which are generally edible plants. I’m going to try a flower or two when they form this spring. It could be a useful plant, if it is edible. It I’d already known to provide excellent ground cover and grows quite easily.