Chicory

Chicory flowers

This is the chicory season.

Knobbly, tough-stemmed plants which look like the most uninteresting of wayside weeds sprout, every morning, a crop of sky-blue flowers which by about 9 am are closing, and by 10 am have shrivelled to nothing.

The next morning another crop appears apparently from nowhere.

I try very hard not to cut chicory down, and it even grows in the strip down the middle of the drive.

In Norfolk, we knew one place where chicory grew and we made sure to visit it every year. Here it grows everywhere. I feel very fortunate.

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  1. July 25, 2012 at 12:13 am

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