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What a lovely bank holiday weekend  just right for a walk in the countryside. The verges are full of wild flowers a month early. Comfrey and mustard are flowering and all those flowers we call weeds look stunning ,nature knows just how to do it! The trees  such as horse chestnut are flowering and look as thou they have candles .wonderful to see nature at its best ,lets hope it stays for awhile.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,427

    cow parsley as well, lovely plant.

    I could walk along that trackimage



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • flowering roseflowering rose Posts: 1,632

    it is truly a lovely place to walk , along a river and through apple orchards .Its where we walked our dogs until recently one had to be put sleep and the other is an old boy too and can no longer walk far. but we do walk here on our own now and enjoy the countryside.image

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    Am I right in thinking Cow Parsley is the same as Kek? We call it Kek around here and in May the country lanes are lined with its gorgeous white blooms image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,427

    Cow parsley is Anthriscus sylvestris, is that Kek? My neighbour calls something kek but it's not cow parsley. My neighbour has some funny words, he kept talking about goom. Took me weeks to find out it was geumimage



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    oops I spelt it kek when google says its 'keck'.Yes cow parsley also known as wild chervil,wild beaked parsley,keck or Queen Anne's Lace

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,427

    Queen Anne's Lace is most descriptive. I think I'll use that name from nowimage



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,402

    Much more elegant than cow parsleyimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,427

    or Keckimage



    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • chickychicky Posts: 10,402

    Lolimageimage

  • Fishy65Fishy65 Posts: 2,275

    lol no Keck is not a very elegant name is it.My Dad who is 84 always called it this,perhaps it is a localised name (Northamptonshire)

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