Saturday, 4 July 2015

Heavenly Honeysuckle

The woods hereabouts are festooned with Honeysuckle. Its delicate yellow flowers light up the gloom of an early morning walk.

Honeysuckles, according to the books are a shrub or twinning ‘bine’, a plant that climbs by its shoots growing in a helix. There are nearly one hundred and eight different species. Both shrubby and vining sorts have strongly fibrous stems, which have been used for binding and textiles.

Just a couple of stems in a glass jar are a real treat to bring home.