Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Queen Anne's Lace
At this time of year you will find a gathering of some, if not all of the gardeners amongst the fruit trees in the orchard. This annual gathering is in response to the flowering of the cow parsley or as it is also known, Queen Anne's Lace, (Anthriscus sylvestris its latin name). This pretty native plant will, if left unchecked, eventually fill the orchard and because of this rapid spread, the team spend a few hours each May digging it up.