Wednesday, 25 April 2012

North Wales Nature,
Peter and I have decided to start an occasional series on the flora and fauna you can find in our part of the world. Anyone walking through the coastal parts of North Wales at this time of year can't fail to notice the bright yellow flowers of Gorse. It's coconut scented flowers liven up the hedgerows on the Lleyn Peninsula at this time of year, although you can generally find a few flowers on them at any time of year. Often cursed by ramblers for their extremely prickly thorns, the flowers are actually edible and can be added to salads and, rather more interestingly, fermented to make wine!

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