Monthly Archives: June 2012

Common spotted orchids

Well they haven’t been common this year, having reduced from only 10 to a measly 4 over the last couple of years. The damp and warm (are we sure!) weather is making many plants grow rapidly.  The orchids have definitely been suffering, perhaps from competition, we’ll have to wait until next year to see if there is a long term decline.

Common Spotted Orchid

Tasty pesto

The Ransoms (Wild Garlic) are past their best now.  We’ve used the leaves in salads and in a very tasty pesto.

Here’s a link to a selection of recipes, including the pesto.

http://thebridgecottageway.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/food-for-free-wild-garlic.html

Ransoms (Wild garlic)