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Chickory and more chickory


By resi


It is the time of the chickory crops again!
not only do we have glorious yellow fields full of sunflowers but now also a beautiful crop of wild chickory everywhere, mind you i think farmers might have a different view on this one!!
i cannt remember ever seeing this in the UK, the blue there was always linseed, equally stunning in such great quantities

white chickory, there is always one that must be different!

our neighbour Jean Pierre lost all the sunflower seeds which he had just sown, in a big storm a month or so ago, he reseeded just before we had a bit more rain and we will now have a late spread of yellow all round the house after most of the other sunflowers are finished, this picture shows some of the old seeds which took amidst the young plants

thought i wld finish with this one

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Beautiful photo`s, you live in a lovely place, I love that last one........

17 Jul, 2011


Lovely photos, Resi! I've been admiring our local clumps of Chicory as we've been driving past various fields - must be Europe's 'thing!'

17 Jul, 2011


I've never seen chicory growing in a field (or anywhere else for that matter)....such a lovely sight with the blue flowers.

Your poor neighbour having to replant his sunflowers after the windstorm....I hope his crop grows successfully after his extra workload.

Beautiful sunset too Resi.

17 Jul, 2011


yep his sunflowers coming on a treat now, and
it is raining!!!!! hoera

18 Jul, 2011


Chicory grows on the roadsides over here...and it colonizes fields and waste spaces too. What a wonderful blue and a useful plant too. My favourite coffee is a brand from the U.S. south, called Louisianne. It is coffee and chickory. The chicory smooths out the flavour and it makes the coffee very mild...takes away any bitterness. Glad to hear you're getting rain!

20 Jul, 2011


i remember when i was young in holland all our coffee was a mix with chicory, i think nobody there would be seen dead drinking this now! but that was more because real coffee was still scarce after the war
but i know the stuff you are talking about, i have a Nestle's , it is 60% chicory and 38% coffee with 2% magnesium, had to look at the lable for all that LOL!
i dont look at it as coffee though, more like a lovely soft drink as i like my daily coffee fix, as in the french- café , very dark and strong, but only once and in the morning, lovely....

Whistonlass, it is not grown as an actual crop, more as a weed like poppies in any field, but while it's here i so enjoy the sight

storms and rain overnight, our plassie chairs all over the garden, i have to pick my scattered flowerpots out of the fields again, i always feel they are mine, but they could be anybodies, as they blow for miles
i should throw them away but always feel they will come in useful and some do! but meanwhile they breed...

20 Jul, 2011


LOL...breeding pots. You could have a swap meet at the end of the summer...tell all your neighbours to come and get their pots!

21 Jul, 2011

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