Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Honeysuckle - Lonicera periclymenum

Not a lot to say, but this has to be one of the best flowers you find in the woods, not only does it look spectacular, but the perfume it gives off is absolutely mind blowing, not forgetting of course, if you carefully remove the flower trumpets and suck on the base of it, you get a hit of pure nectar -  a real seasonal treat.

2 comments:

  1. Its vines are also good for making crude cordage and fine baskets.

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  2. quite right, we use the vines a lot up the woods for cordage, ive not a basket from it yet though, damn another project ;-)

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