Today we went down by the canal to estimate how much work needs to be done in two weeks time.
We also looked for little corners that could foster our future “secret garden”.
Joan Lysaght pointed out this interesting plant, that was used as bed straw in the past. It has a lovely scent, but it looks like its use in mattresses was later proved to cause liver and kidney problems.
It’s called Winter heliotrope, also known as Butterbur.