Saturday, April 11, 2009

Speaking of wild garlic



This is a path I always love in the Spring,it is used more by deer than people and I love the lush growth at this time of year. This is a carpet of wild garlic. There seem to be two forms, one with a strap leaf the other with the more usual broad leaf.

I wanted to give the shot the feel of an old hand coloured plate.

8 Comments:

Blogger Rouchswalwe said...

Good place for a cook-out! Reminds me of some of the settings in the BBC period drama I'm watching at the moment on DVD ... Robin Hood!
Happy Spring, Anna!

3:20 pm  
Blogger Colin Will said...

The narrow-leaved plant may be the Three-cornered leek - Allium triquetrum.

11:30 pm  
Blogger Kay said...

That's so lovely - very serene and I imagine a pungency in the air. Very spring-y!

12:06 am  
Blogger PI said...

A lovely picture. I'm not sure - can you smell the garlic?

11:09 am  
Blogger apprentice said...

Thanks all. It is a poerful pong.
Colin it could be that type, but it has a funny flower, not the usual allium bud, but this funny sort of "sprung" arrangement.

I'll try and get round a few bloggy pals tomorrow, the house is still full from Easter and it is my son's birthday too -20 years old, God I feel ancient - but blessed to be here and see him grow and be loved.

2:00 pm  
Blogger Colin Will said...

In that case I'll suggest Field Garlic - Allium oleraceum.

4:35 pm  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

its a lovely photo and a plant that is certainly everywhere at the moment

8:59 am  
Blogger apprentice said...

I think you're right Colin. Thanks CGP

1:06 pm  

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