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Gorse

There is an old saying “when gorse is out of bloom, kissing is out of fashion”, as it seems the plant is thought to be always in bloom. No matter whether it is a hot summer or a frozen winter,

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Setas_con_jamon

‘Setas con jamon’ stir fry

“Mushroom & ham stir fry” is a very simple yet delicious dish commonly served in Spanish bars as a tapas dish. The mushrooms are delicious served on their own, but there is no reason why they could not also be

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Oyster mushroom

Oyster mushroom

These mushrooms might sound quite familiar, as they are readily available in the supermarket aisles, often included as part of the misleading ‘wild mushrooms’ packets. However, the truly wild species can be quite variable and more often than not, they

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Forsythia

A very welcome sight after a hard winter, forsythia is often one of the first blooming deciduous shrubs, bursting into bright yellow overnight to then lose its bloom two weeks after, becoming rather boring for the rest of the year

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Cleavers (Goosegrass)

Cleavers used to be a known plant amongst children, as they would be thrown on friends’ jumpers for fun: the plant would get stuck in their jumpers, acting as a primitive Velcro. They have also been a long standing enemy

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Ground ivy

Often overlooked, ground ivy grows vigorously and spreads in shady lawns easily, becoming an invasive weed in gardens. However, it looks amazing as a ground cover in woodland, displaying beautiful violet flowers which attract bees and butterflies. Learn to love

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