Monday, May 2, 2011
A Small Herbal Move!
(Alchemilla mollis) that we have moved into the herb garden. It is about twice its size already from all of the rain we are having. A native of northern Europe and named for the Virgin Mary's cloak with the scalloped edge. It is lovely after a rain when its leaves hold the water making them glisten. It does have an edible flower. I have never personally eaten it. Ours usually get buried in a bed in the back. Maybe now that we have moved them to a more prominent space, I will try eating some of them. Lady's Mantle is very popular in England where it is used in an herb garden or any garden as an edging plant. It is a clumper and reseeds very gently. It does get ratty in the summer meaning you need to trim it back after the flowers are done to have it looking good. A very ornamental herb. Hope you had a good day wherever you may be. Talk to you later.