The bare ground along the banks of the river on one of my regular cycle routes has suddenly sprouted green!

Everywhere there is Wild Garlic coming through.  You won’t smell it yet, you will have to wait until it flowers for that, but if you want to use it now (and are sure you can identify it and not mix it up with Lily of the Valley) then grab it by the handful!!

I picked some on my way home the other evening and we had fish pie with galic mash for tea.  Garlic Mash its very easy to do, just boil your potatoes as usual, mash with butter and a big handful of roughly chopped wild garlic leaves.  Delicious!