Native Plants- Burdock
We have an area on our land which was swamped by Cherry Laurel this time last year. We made the decision to cut them back in order to let the light in and allow other plants to grow up and provide nectar. The result has been a huge amount of Teasels and Burdock. Both plants are fantastic nectar providers. They are both also tall but the burdock spreads it’s big leaves out wide too providing excellent cover for smaller mammals and reptiles. It’s brimming with life! Burdock is also a source of amusement come the autumn. We’ve all enjoyed throwing ‘sticky bobs’ at our parents on walks when we were kids. And of course, the root is edible and reputedly medicinal too. What’s not to like?