Botanising Up North: Embleton Quarry, Bamburgh & Craster

An account of a wonderful weekend on the coast taking in Embleton Quarry, Bamburgh and other sites. Last weekend, Matt and I had the pleasure of spending two days galavanting around North Northumberland and while botany was not the only purpose of trip, there was more than enough to keep this botanist happy throughout. SaturdayContinue reading “Botanising Up North: Embleton Quarry, Bamburgh & Craster”

Top 10 Facts: Lords and Ladies

Unwelcome guests. In Theatrum Botanicum, published in 1629 by John Parkinson, the author lists two recipes for Wild Arum (otherwise known as Lords and Ladies), suggesting that small pieces of the root can be mixed with lettuce and endive and that the dried root should be sprinkled, sparingly, over meat. He recommends these recipes for the unbiddenContinue reading “Top 10 Facts: Lords and Ladies”