So… I am looking out of the window of the Sabine Sacristy from the Sabine Chapel and I notice strange things around a tree.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?
These things are HUGE.
Anyone know what these are? They are growing under an ash tree, possibly along where the roots are.
Everyone, I am sure, knows the old phrase "as bold ad borage", or "borage is courage", or even "a garden without borage is like a heart without courage".
It takes a while to grow, but I have a little going now.
Here are what the edible flowers look like.
Borage was known in medieval times to be good for people with melancholy. I believe that extracts from borage are still used in the treatment of depression.
And these flowers are darn good in Gin!
UPDATE 10 Aug 1614 GMT
Okay! The mushrooms are Gyrodon merulioides.
A reader sent this:
The mushrooms on your lawn belong to Gyrodon merulioides, in other sources named Boletinellus merulioides (those are synonymous names, as it often happens in mycology).
They are known under the common name of "ash bolete" or "ash-tree bolete".
These are edible mushroom, but not very tasty. I tried to eat them more than once, and I was always disappointed. They have somewhat "woody" taste.
UPDATE 1714 GMT
I went out and picked some mushroom near the Gyrodon merulioides.
Meet Marasmius oreades which what the French call "mousserons".