Friday, June 14, 2013

Beauty in the rubbish

Flowers growing on what used to be the old council tip at Clyne.

Did you used to suck clover 'petals'? I'm not sure why exactly but I think it was supposed to be a source of 'honey'. I never tasted anything remotely sweet about it though.

4 comments:

Jenny Woolf said...

I used to suck honeysuckle and they do have a sweet bit in it. Well I guess the name says it all. I remember as a kid thinking you'd have to suck an awful lot of honey suckle to get a reasonable sweet taste though! :D

Leslie: said...

Lovely flora! Yes, I used to suck clover and make rose "perfume" from rose petals. :D

Liz said...

Oh yes, rose perfume, leslie!

I think you're right about the quantity, Jenny. I never sucked honeysuckle - going to have to try it now!

CherryPie said...

No I never did suck clover petals. But there was that thing about putting buttercup under you chin to see if you liked butter or not?!!