continues the sort of Plot A to Z occasional series of posts.
Among the Pollen & Nectar Meadow mixture seeds I mentioned recently is the ornamental grass Briza maxima which has the common name Quaking grass.
If I had a garden then I think that one of the shrubs in it would be a flowering Quince.
Moving on to R which includes my favourite soft fruit and a really lovely flower.
I love Raspberries so have about twenty plants, a mix of summer and autumn fruiting varieties which give me plenty of fruit over a long period. I see that they are reported to be an especially healthy food according to various websites including this one.
Rhubarb is a plant that is seen on most allotments and mine is no exception. At this time of year the stems are just starting to appear above ground, although mine have yet to do so. Once ready to pick I usually take home just a few stems to cut up, gently stew for a few minutes then eat with a sprinkling of demerara sugar.
The Rose Pretty Lady is the plot’s star plant as it starts blooming during May, or early June, in time for rose lover Nikkipolani’s birthday, then continues through to late autumn.
Have a good week!
Edited Wed, 4 March to thank Glo (Porcelain Rose) for this Flighty’s Q & R Award and Recipe for this post which sounds delicious, and which I will try in the summer.