It was decided to make the gate a little more interesting and after a couple of suggestions the group finally got the jig saw out and cut the final pattern as seen in the pictures. With the fence and gate now complete the group can return to gardening matters. There is much to do! Over the past two weeks much of the garden has produced a lot of growth and this needs tying up or cutting back.
Two wild plants have appeared by the pond - namely Comfrey and Hedge Woundwort. Both plants are mentioned in old herbal books
The whole plant is styptic in that its main use was to stem the flow of blood. The plant also yields a yellow dye. The stem produces a strong fibre which was used historically. Modern day science has proved that the plant has natural anti septic properties.