30 Days Wild. Days 25 – 27 Wild Flowers, Climb a Tree, Edible Flowers & Culinary Leaves


Day 25 Wild Flowers


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.


wild flowers


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


edible flowers


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:-

  • Myrtle
  • Dianthus
  • Pelagonium
  • Daisy
  • Rose
  • Chive
  • Lavender
  • Viola
  • Bronze Fennel
  • Rosemary
  • Lemon Balm
  • Oregano
  • Sage
  • Lettuce

EDIBLE Flowers

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.







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