Monday, 22 June 2009

Watercress growing along a stream the flows through a farm, churchyard and a manor house. Parts of the stream have been laid out in watercress beds that probably supplied the farm or manor house many years ago.

Richard Mabey in his book Food for Free (Collins) cautions against eating watercress that grows along slow flowing streams in pasture land is it can harbour liver flukes. Both cattle and sheep graze along the banks of this stream.