Pulmonaria Honey

Cathy has created a sparkling golden flower honey….I love these photos!

Words and Herbs

The flowers of Pulmonaria come in various shades of pink, purple, and blue. There are also white ones (e.g. Sissinghurst White), and a true blue one (Blue Ensign) which has plain green, not variegated, leaves. I have even seen a scarlet red one. They self-seed and hybridise, so the white and blue may eventually change colour. But I don’t mind, as they are all so pretty.

I have several varieties in my rockery, so when I saw someone on Bavarian TV making flower honey with pulmonaria flowers I knew I had to try this.

The flowers look like jewels embedded in amber…

The recipe called for “Acacia” honey, which I couldn’t find, but I think any clear, runny honey would do. There are no specific quantities. I used a handful of pulmonaria flowers, some daisies, wild strawberry flowers, speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys), yellow archangel (Lamium galeobdolon), a…

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