Teasel: Something I endure for the bees!! What I didn’t realise when I decided to grow wild teasel from seed, is that it’s lethal.
Wild teasel has spikes ALL OVER the place; the flower head, the stems, under the leaves… everywhere! I have the scratches to prove it.
I wanted to grow it for the bees and finches, and the bees at least have enjoyed it this year.
I will keep growing it, but perhaps a bit less next year. I have lots and lots of plants for the bees anyway.
It does add some structural interest to the garden too. Hopefully I’ll shoot a teasel seed head in my lightbox soon, see if I can get some nice detailed photos 🙂
Have you ever grown something that didn’t turn out how you expected?