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Chicory flower

July 31, 2013 3 comments
A rare sight in the full sun

A rare sight in the midday sun

The flowering of wild chicory coincides with the hot weather.

The stems are a stringy, nobbly mesh covered in buds, a number of which bloom each day to create a breath-taking early-morning display.

Usually by mid-morning the day’s crop is so shrivelled it scarcely has any colour.

But, for some strange reason, not today.

The chicory flowers have stayed open, so I took advantage.

Chicory has a host of culinary uses, but for me it’s just a visual feast.

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Yellow chamomile flower

June 24, 2013 Leave a comment
Yellow chamomile flower with a red spider right in the centre

Yellow chamomile flower with a red spider right in the centre

 

Yellow chamomile is a very cheerful plant: tiny, perfect suns on straight stems, and aromatic leaves.

Posting the flower today is a bit ironic because our hot weather has been interrupted by thunder storms.

The ground smells gorgeous, though.

Plus I don’t have to water anything and the water tank gets a top-up!