If you are in Grange-over-Sands in March and you breathe in deeply you are bound to smell garlic. This often puzzles visitors. Are they in an outpost of France? Not quite- they are breathing in the aroma of wild garlic, which is everywhere in Grange at this time of year. The photo shows the wood just behind Main St.; every inch of ground in the wood is covered in the young shoots of wild garlic. In a few weeks’ time the plants will produce a very pretty white flower and the smell will be even stronger, but now is the time to harvest the young shoots. It’s the leaves that you eat, not the bulbs. They are good raw in a salad or cooked in a soup. You won’t see wild garlic in the shops. But in Grange there’s no need to- it’s growing free all around.