Round here there's a hedge plant that's new to me. It has long arching stems currently bearing star-shaped pink flowers. The bees like it.
We have lots of it in the garden hedges, mixed in with ivy, privet and other things. I've also noticed it round the village.
What is it? I'd like to know. The first correct answer wins a jar of Copper Bee Apiary honey!
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Mellarius in sententiam finalem.
If this works, I might start crowdsourcing other questions, such as "where did I put my keys?", "how can it be that we are out of milk again?" and "where did the weekend go?"
The hedge is fruiting! It bears…chillies?
Festoons of bright, red, shiny little chilles/berries. Well, I thought, looks like it’s in the nightshade family. So probably poisonous.
I’ve just done some googling. The results suggest that our local hedges are…goji berries!? Maybe I’ll return tomorrow and eat them! Apparently they have thorns, but I hadn’t noticed.
So, goji berry honey in the mix! No doubt the internet will offer up a long list of health benefits. Roll over, manuka.