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Yet more stories that flowers flowering in February have to tell

Gorse

69 common gorse cropped

Gorse flowers were used to make tea and a fruit wine.  Gorse was used for brushes, fuel and animal feed.  Its high heat made it especially valuable for bread ovens.  Cut Gorse was used for stock fencing – its prickles deterred animals from pushing through it! Continue reading