Monthly Archives: January 2013
Sunrise 08:18 am Sunset: 04:12 pm At the end of the growing season, cleavers (Galium aparine) develop little seed heads, also called burrs, that are 2 -3 mm in diameter. As a tea, the plant acts medicinally as a diuretic, lymphatic, and detoxifier. As a lymphatic tonic, it is used in a wide range of problems involving the lymph system, such as swollen glands (e.g. tonsillitis). Poultices and washes made from… Read More
The last honeysuckle cluster in Hoo Wood, that I photographed on 18th December, is still there. I wonder why the birds have avoided this cluster?