A sweet aroma!

The Home Reserve at Rochdale is currently a huge sea of wild garlic - and playing havoc with my hay fever!


I have been pleased that it has (with a little gardening help), spread in order to reduce the amount of Himalayan Balsam which was choking off part of the reserve. The garlic is one of the earlier plants to flower thus helping the insects early on in the season (providing essential food for the birds), then dies back to allow other plants to grow later on in the season, so it's a win-win for all the residents on the reserve.


Nigel

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