Primrose & Ground Elder Gin
Where do I start with the wild Primrose plant, it is so linked to our past, interwoven with mystery, magic, and power. Whenever you come across primroses growing in the wild it is time to stop and look around you, take in all your surroundings, as you are likely to be standing in an ancient area. Usually found by natural springs and in forests - there will be real magic around you. I would never harvest wild primrose flowers as they are so special, but we grow an abundance of them here at the Secret Garden and we also sell a lot of the wild primrose plants - they are so beautiful.
Mention Ground Elder to any gardener and they will run a mile filled with horror, their hearts filled with worry that the ground elder will overtake their garden and suffocate any of their prized flowers. It is true, Ground Elder is invasive but it is a great food crop, especially the young fresh tips which taste just like parsley. In fact, the plant was supposedly brought over by the Romans as they used to cook it like spinach.
We have used the primrose flowers and the tender ground elder to produce a herbal, beautiful gin - spring at its best.