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Beschorneria yuccoides

One of the world’s most spectacular edimentals was in flower at Mount Stewart in Northern Ireland where I was doing an edimentals walk and talk at the weekend! Related to other great edimentals like Agave and Yucca, the Mexican Lily or Patleamole is sadly not likely to be hardy in my part of the world (Yucca filamentosa is hardy though!).  Beschorneria is a small genus consisting of seven species that range from the southern US,  Mexico and Central America.  Mexican lily’s habitat is rocky massifs and cliffs in canyons and ravines from 2600 to 3,400 masl in pine-oak and fir (Abies religiosa) forest (Ref. 1).  In the same reference, it is noted that “….the flowers are edible, after being boiled and fried.”
Please let me know if you have  go :)

See the link  to an earlier post about the delicious and beautiful Yucca flowers; http://www.edimentals.com/blog/?p=8470

Reference 1:

Cházaro-Basáñez, M.J. and Ramirez, J.V. 2015 Introducing the Succulent Flora of Mexico: Beschorneria yuccoides (Agavaceae). Cactus and Succulent Journal 87(6): 271-272

Extreme Salad Man at Mount Stewart events this summer

I’m appearing at two events at National Trust property Mount Stewart in Northern Ireland this summer. I’ll be doing talks and walks and talks at both events

9th June:  BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time Summer Garden Party (see also http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/415rx5ZndyLb1gz3jnQ0SJV/gqt-on-location)

22nd and 23rd September: Planter’s Seminar (with Bob Flowerdew and Ken Cox)

See the  flyer below, more details to come :)

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Extreme Salad Man is a Guest of BBC Gardener’s Question Time Summer Garden Party!!

I’m chuffed to be asked to be a guest at the BBC Gardener’s Question Time Summer Garden Party at Mount Stewart on Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland on 9th June!  I will be doing a couple of talks and a couple of garden foraging walks and talks on the day!
It’s a ticketed event, more information when I get it…here’s the press release:

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Daina and Martina

My latest garden helper is Daina Binde from Latvia (recently: UK) and has impressed me by her plant knowledge! Like my last helper Lorna Marie O’Lynn, she was recommended to me by Mount Stewart’s (Northern Ireland) wonderful Mr Neil Porteous!! Anyone recommended by Neil can stay here :)
She was joined by Martina who discovered permaculture through working for 6 months on farms in New Zealand. The girls decorated tonight’s permadiversity salad!

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