Tonight at 8pm on RTÉ ONE, Faoi Bhláth presenter, Aedín Ní Thiarnaigh sets out to find the wildflowers in our wastelands

Sa chlár seo téann Aedín Ní Thiarnaigh sa tóir ar na bláthanna a fhásann ar thalamh garbh; paistí talún tréigthe ina mbíonn cead a gcinn ag na plandaí fiáine. Ar chuid de na bláthanna is aitheanta ann tá an tSeamair Dhearg, an Phraiseach Bhuí, Lus na gCnámh Briste agus an Buaflíon Balla.

Ar leithinis Chorca Dhuibhne buaileann Aedín leis an iar-iománaí Diarmuid Lyng, fear atá paiseanta faoin dúlra agus go háirithe faoi bhia fiáin. Roinneann se oideas agus eolas linn maidir le Lus na gCnámh Briste. Is ann a chasann muid le Louise Brosnan leis agus taispeánann sí dúinn conas Praiseach Bhuí a úsáid inár gcuid cócaireachta sa bhaile.

Aedín Ní Thiarnaigh

I gContae na Gaillimhe labhraíonn Aedín leis an luibhneolaí leigheas Karin Müller maidir le buanna leigheas na Seimre Deirge agus leis an ngníomhaí timpeallachta Brendan Speedie Smith, pléitear na céimeanna atá á dtógaint ag Cathair na Gaillimhe chun bithéagsúlacht agus bláthanna a spreagadh.

In this episode Aedín Ní Thiarnaigh sets out to find the wildflowers in our wastelands; patches of abandoned ground where wildflowers have free rein. She continues on her journey of discovery to learn about the uses of wildflowers today and long ago, including Red Clover, Charlock, Comfrey and Ivy-Leaved Toadflax.

Cookery is to the fore in this episode and on the Dingle Peninsula Aedín meets with former hurler Diarmuid Lyng, a man passionate about nature and in particular, wild food. Diarmuid shares a recipe with us using Comfrey, a flower whose Irish name translates to 'The Broken Bone Flower'. Aedín also chats to chef Louise Brosnan who whips up a tasty side dish using native Irish mustard.

In Galway city we hear from environmental activist Brendan Speedie Smith who gives us an insight into steps taken in Galway City to promote wildflowers and biodiversity while in the county, medicinal herbalist Karin Müller talks to Aedín about Red Clover’s soothing properties for asthma and bronchitis.

Féach siar/ Catch up on the rest of the series, anseo.