Thursday, 3rd May 2018 09:08pm

Close up of bright yellow gorse flowers

It’s gorse of course in the #ForestGarden! Actually, these gorse bushes were down at Poppit Sands but we do have some gorse (Ulex europeaus). Fantastically pollinator friendly, flowers for much of the year. Also a really good windbreak, and nitrogen fixing, and prickly as hell. And you can make wine from the flowers, which smell of coconut – just think, in olden days people would have described coconut as smelling like gorse… 🤔