Install a wild rose in a corner of your garden: it will charm you with its beautiful flowers in spring and spoil you with fruit all winter!
Decorative during flowering with its simple and graceful flowers with white petals with pink, rose hips adorned with red berries in the fall. These, rose hips, are extremely rich in vitamin C: it takes 1 kg of lemon to obtain’equivalent of vitamin C contained in 100 g of rose-hip!
To enjoy all the’winter, pick it up after first frost - will soften - and dry quickly by putting them near’a heat source. Added to your morning tea, they boost for the day.
Eglantier, easy to propagate by cuttings
Plant a rose hip is within the reach of all. To make the most of rose hips, choose the’species "Rosa villosa" (or hairy rosehip) fruit are rich in vitamin C. His hair is a distinctive sign.
To multiply a wild rose, collect cuttings 20 cm long on the ends of the branches of’year of the shrub. Install them in a mixture made of 2/3 light soil and’1/3 sand and place it in the north. Keep the soil moist while the’winter.
In the spring, transplant your cuttings rooted in a healthy and well-drained, sunny. Mulch to facilitate recovery.
The virtues of’briar
The wild rose is a gold mine for the pharmacopoeia: buds stimulate immune defenses, galls when dried can be used in the same way as for the fruit teas or decoctions invigorating.
The kitchen is no exception and rose hips come in many recipes jellies, jams and other "ketchup".
Before using them in a food processor, pass them through a sieve to remove the seeds and hairs (the famous itching powder, which so amused the old children) are diuretics and irritants.