R is for Runner bean leaves

R is a bit like C.  There are so many nice things beginning with R it’s really difficult to choose.  Runner bean leaves, raspberry leaves and a nice plant called rudbeckia are probably not what you’d expect us to enjoy since you don’t eat those.  We also like runner beans and raspberry fruits but not as much as you do, so we can live in glorious harmony all through the summer with these.  Then there’s rocket, rosemary, radicchio, radish…. Continue reading “R is for Runner bean leaves”

E is for Endive

Funnily enough, I couldn’t think of anything other than endive.  Not to eat, that is.  I don’t think there’s a problem if we eat the leaves of elm or the leaves, fruit or flowers of elder, but Mummy doesn’t give us those.  Although I seem to remember she asked Fred to give his opinion on the berry-stalks of the elder and he approved them for cavy consumption.  Endive is nice though.  Mummy grew endive for us this year and it lasted well into the winter which is nice.  Fresh leaves from the garden in winter are extra special. Continue reading “E is for Endive”