Posts tagged shrubs
Raspberry Shrub with Lemon Verbena and Rose Geranium

The weather is hotting up again and raspberries are in season, so here’s summer shrub (aka drinking vinegar) recipe for some zingy refreshment. It’s a sweet/sour syrup you can mix with sparkling water (like a cordial) or add to cocktails. (See also my Gorse Flower Shrub on the blog for more history on these drinks).

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Plant Spotlight - Gorse

Oh the smell of Gorse on a sunny day. That heady coconut waft, reminiscent of suncream and the seaside. This scruffy plant, actually a member of the pea family, is really showing off in Suffolk at the moment. The beautiful Easter weather (which seems an age ago now) yielded a profusion of yellow blooms along roadsides, coastal paths and heathland so I went foraging.

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