A SPLASH OF RED IN A FIELD OF YELLOW

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There are fields of the bright yellow oil seed rape near to where I live and for some reason the poppies always manage to thrive in this crop giving a wonderful blend of colours.

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A CLOUD OF SWEET CICELY

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Under the old apple tree in the garden we have a huge expanse of the herb Sweet Cicely, the soft leaves smelling like aniseed when crushed, and the seeds having a mild aniseed flavour. It’s a useful herb, the leaves can be used when cooking rhubarb to enable you to use less sugar – ideal for diabetics or those on a diet.