Wild Garlic Galore

We knew it was coming and now it’s here… wild garlic time. It’s all flowering and smelling like garlic, well, I suppose it would be a bit odd if it smelt of roses. So, tonight we walked up to the wood where there’s lots of it.

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So of course I had to sit in it.

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I don’t mind, I’m used to it. And I get treats for posing nicely.

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And I’m not in all the photos, just almost all of them. But not this one.

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Or this one.

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Or this one. That’s the path we walk along – soon we won’t be able to walk this way because it will be overgrown with nettles like it is on the other side of the wood.

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It’s quite tall garlic.

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And I’m quite small.

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And there’s lots of it.

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And only one of me.

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Almost out of the wood now… and back to the clearing in the middle.

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Which leads us out to this field we have to walk across.

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And then out onto the lane to Cockroad Farm. We’ve never met any cars on here so I don’t have to go on the lead.

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It’s a lovely old building with what looks like a very nice walled garden… that we can’t see into.

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But you can see the perfectly trimmed yew hedges and the pollarded apple trees.

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We walk through their gate which is where the bridleway goes, to Half Moon and Manswood. We’re not sure where Half Moon is, it’s not on the OS map.

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Here I am in their driveway, about to walk down that path into the woods.

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It’s a nice track and all downhill to the village.

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It comes out along this path where there are always some pheasants to chase – here I am running back after following a trail back into the woods.

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And the black splodge in the corner of the field is me just before I ran into the crop and had to do some proper ‘springing’ like a springer spaniel, so I could see where I was going!

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Almost back now, we’re at the Old School.

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And then on the final path back to the car. It’s been another great flower walk on a lovely sunny evening. 16 degrees with a chilly breeze from the north.

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