Rosehips, Hollyhocks and Cuckoo-pint

29 Aug

1   Leaving my piano lesson today, the hedge once full of wild roses is now full of Rosehips. Had I more time, I would have collected some for Rosehip Jelly.



2   A neighbour is growing Hollyhocks. These pale pink beauties are about10′ tall!

Pink Hollyhocks

Pink Hollyhocks

3   Along the lane the Arum maculatum, also known as cuckoo pint or cuckoo-pint here in the British Isles is named thus in Nicholas Culpepers‘ famous 16th Century herbal. These berries are sadly poisonous if very glossy and lovely looking!




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3 responses to “Rosehips, Hollyhocks and Cuckoo-pint

  1. greenbenchramblings

    August 30, 2014 at 7:42 am

    The fruit of Cuckoo-pint always looks bright and colourful but it always seems a pity it doesn’t keep its foliage while fruiting. That would look so good!

  2. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    August 29, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Rosehip Jelly must have a distinct flavor…

  3. Our Growing Paynes

    August 29, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    I love hollyhocks, these are so pretty!


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