Stories

Reseda lutea

05 October 2020

From colonisers of carparks to infiltrators of lawns this collection is a celebration of those weedy wonders which bring life and diversity to otherwise barren places. Not only are many weeds fantastic pioneers of extremely challenging environments such as the cracks in a pavement or a baking hot motorway verge but many of them are also extremely valuable sources of pollen and nectar to many insects.

Known as yellow mignonette Reseda lutea has a habit of appearing in huge swathes across disturbed land before disappearing and making way for other plants. Its leaves and flowers are used to make weld dye.

Elder

05 October 2020

From colonisers of carparks to infiltrators of lawns this collection is a celebration of those weedy wonders which bring life and diversity to otherwise barren places. Not only are many weeds fantastic pioneers of extremely challenging environments such as the cracks in a pavement or a baking hot motorway verge but many of them are also extremely valuable sources of pollen and nectar to many insects.

Elder shrubs provide nesting habitat for many different birds and are also the source of delicious elderflower cordial.

Horsetail

04 October 2020

From colonisers of carparks to infiltrators of lawns this collection is a celebration of those weedy wonders which bring life and diversity to otherwise barren places. Not only are many weeds fantastic pioneers of extremely challenging environments such as the cracks in a pavement or a baking hot motorway verge but many of them are also extremely valuable sources of pollen and nectar to many insects.

Known as a 'living fossil' there is evidence that horsetail formed a large part of dinosaur diets, the young stems have been known to be eaten by humans too, kind of like a weird asparagus.

Bellis perennis

04 October 2020

This print is a celebration of Bellis perennis – the humble daisy which decorates lawns with a constellation of small white flowers. It's low rosette of leaves makes it well adapted to surviving beneath lawnmowers, they are also edible when young. Close cut grass is one of the least biodiverse environments on earth, so any plant capable of infiltrating its banal greenery is good in our books.

Plantain

04 October 2020

From colonisers of carparks to infiltrators of lawns this collection is a celebration of those weedy wonders which bring life and diversity to otherwise barren places. Not only are many weeds fantastic pioneers of extremely challenging environments such as the cracks in a pavement or a baking hot motorway verge but many of them are also extremely valuable sources of pollen and nectar to insects.

Packed with calcium plantain is an exceptionally nutritious garden weed, it also has rather charming flowers.