Day 25 Wild Flowers
There is a beautiful planting of wild flowers right in the centre of Esher and today I have gone to have a closer look at them. They are essentially located on a traffic island and can be easily seen as you drive through Esher. They certainly give me a good buzz when I see them and I am sure give pleasure to many people. I have to say though that when I was there there were no insects on the flowers. I have noticed in the neighbouring Borough of Richmond upon than they have planted a mix with mainly ox eyed daisies.
Day 26 Climb a Tree
There is nothing like the sign of childhood than having fun climbing a tree. I was inspired by the post of another 30 days wild blogger who detailed all the management/team building skills that a child needed to use in order to climb a tree. For me it is the free range kid elements that I think are so important. Please feel free to add yours.
- Touching the bark and branches with your bare hands, whether they be dirty, rough or smooth
- Looking up and exploring that mystical structure like Enid Blyton’s Magical Faraway Tree.
- Listening to the wind whistling through the branches and leaves.
- Smelling that earthiness that always seems to come with our ancient specimens.
- A platform with a view and a den to hide in.
- The best hiding place ever.
I think next time I might go for a climb.
Day 27 Edible Flowers & Culinary Leaves
For Day 27 I’m back into the garden again. I thought I would identify, pick and label all the Edible flowers and culinary leaves in my garden. Identification was a much more complicated task than I thought as not all authors agree over what is edbile. This was the list I compiled:-
- Bronze Fennel
- Lemon Balm
For most of the flowers you would just use individual petals. The listing made me realise that this year I had not grown calendula and nasturtiums which are common edible flowers.