Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata): its red speckled fruits stand out like tiny Christmas lights against the bare branches, so bright beneath the snow – such a gift in mid-December! … Read more
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Sometimes you just have to get away. Not that I ever need an excuse to take a walk down to the river – we are fortunate in that the Dungeness is just down the road. But sometimes you just have to turn off the news.
Mystery solved! Daphne laureola, aka Spurge Laurel, of the Thymelaeaceae family.
As it turns out, this is NOT a friendly plant. Here are some of its unpleasant characteristics and side effects:… Read more