Parsnips, grown from a few shrivelled old roots stuck in the ground at winter's end, are flowering.  The flat heads of luminous yellow/green flowers are opening, to delight hungry hover flies.  Our gardener is liking them too, he'll be chucking parsnip seed into the borders for a repeat appearance next year. Grown from seed these should make for stronger plants with even better flowering, to carry the yellow/green 'umbel' theme forward as the fading stems of early Alexanders' domed green heads - below - get cut down.


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