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.