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Photo-a-Day  (Sunday, 4th July, 2021)


Horse, eating wild garlic on the banks of the River Douglas.

Photo: Mick Byrne  (Panasonic DMC-TZ100)
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Comment by: Mick on 4th July 2021 at 07:45

It will have bad breath

Comment by: Maureen on 4th July 2021 at 09:22

Isn't he a bonny lad,he would have come in very handy in my garden this last few months..some years ago I brought some wild garlic back from Yorkshire and it spread like wildfire everywhere,it's dying off now plus I've pulled a lot up but it'll be back,weed killer hasn't done much,whenever you go into the garden it smells like a restaurant.
But getting back to the horse he or she is beautiful.

Comment by: irene roberts on 4th July 2021 at 09:42

He certainly looks bonny off his diet of garlic!

Comment by: Mick on 4th July 2021 at 10:01

We spotted wild garlic growing in dean wood some years ago, so missis said we will go back and dig some up, so next day we went right up into the middle of dean wood with spade and a sack and filled the sack up.
It was only on our way back home that we spotted in growing all along the roadside on Gathurst lane, which would have been an easier place to dig it up.

Comment by: Veronica on 4th July 2021 at 10:42

Wild garlic's good for blood pressure. Horsey 'knows' that...I bet the flies and midges have been aggravating him, it's a matter of resorting to nature. Poor thing.

Comment by: George (Hindley) on 4th July 2021 at 11:25

Horse - "Are you laughing at my haircut"?

Comment by: Poet on 4th July 2021 at 14:32

Looks like he's been bred on garlic . Bred ! Garlic bred ?

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 4th July 2021 at 17:45

"that horse's name is Amarillo" .......

Comment by: DTease on 4th July 2021 at 18:24

That’s the future Poet, garlic bred!

Comment by: Cyril on 4th July 2021 at 21:33

Mick, the foliage where she is stood appears to be Alexanders, (horse parsley.) though Ramsoms (wild garlic) may well be growing along there also.

Maureen you're lucky to have so much of it growing, I bought some a few years ago and it's kept itself in a clump, you could maybe sell it to local restaurants especially with it now becoming a popular short season delicacy, though you may not want the bother.

I've also got Horseradish growing in a container, I was told not to grow it in a garden as it is very invasive and difficult to control as the roots grow down over six feet deep.

Hello Irene, I too like others am glad to see you back posting, the Wigan World Girls all in attendance, a bit like the Derry Girls, but without the swearing.

Comment by: irene roberts on 4th July 2021 at 21:56

Thankyou Cyril. xx

Comment by: Maureen on 4th July 2021 at 22:58

Cyril,you're lucky it stays in one clump..mine even grows between the paving stones on the patio.it grows just everywhere...re restaurants..I have read that wild garlic is all that the chefs use...I could keep them well supplied lol.

Comment by: Bruce Almighty on 4th July 2021 at 23:09

"I could have won the Grand National, you know"!

Comment by: Veronica on 5th July 2021 at 10:12

Whenever I see a comment like the one Bruce has posted it puts me in mind of Marlon Brando in the classic film " On the Waterfront'' ....
. " I cudda been somebody". There he was with his brother who had persuaded him to 'throw' a fight in his early career..... aww.!

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