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365 Frankendael day 356

What a beautiful colour this plant is! It’s a type of Sow Thistle and here it is growing against a house on the Middenweg. It’s an edible plant but very bitter.

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Also today, my favourite clump of edible and medicinal Hollyhock (Alcea rosae). It’s nice to watch one plant change through the year, a lot can be learned that way, little by little. I’ve enjoyed charting the progress of this one.

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And lastly a quick photo of my close to home treepit/boomspeigel, with it’s springtime look. No herbs for the pot, it’s far too accessible to dogs and cats, but very useful to me and local insects none the less.

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In the pit you may be able to spot Wormwood, Primrose, Pansy, Wild garlic, Ivy, Curry plant, Chickweed, Lemonbalm, Grape hyacinth. All are edible (in the right spot) and medicinal.