Friday, 10 June 2016

Bluebells and Wild Garlic at Pole Bank


Pole Bank always used to be known for its bluebells but nowadays the paths through the woods are lined by wild garlic.


The leaves of wild garlic (Allium ursinum) are edible; they can be used as salad, herb, boiled as a vegetable, in soup, or as an ingredient for a sauce that may be a substitute for pesto in lieu of basil.


Bluebells can still be found in the banks amid the wild garlic.


The grounds of Pole Bank are a public open space although not many people to seem to know about it.

Information and more photographs of Pole Bank over the years can be found on Geograph.

A contribution to Floral Fridays and Scenic Weekends.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Shadows on Thornley Street


The sun casts the shadows of trees on Dowson Road onto the gable end of a house on Thornley Street.

A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday and the Shadow and Highlight theme at City Daily Photo.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

St George's Fenced Off


New high-security fencing has recently been erected around the playground, games area and the garden belonging to St George;s Church of England Primary School. Not only will views such as this in 2010 or earlier such as this in 2009 from Church View be no longer possible. The back gate into the church grounds is now inaccessible. People who used to be able to take a short cut across the churchyard will have to go around the long way.

A contribution to Good Fences.

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