When I first moved here, eighteen months ago, there was this terrible spiky fern growing all over my garden and in the wild areas around the area. It's quite attractive, but I thought it was a bloody nuisance because it is really scratchy when you're trying to do the gardening. My main thought was 'That's gonna have to go....'
Then in Spring it sprouted its new growth, and the penny dropped. I live in an area that grows wild asparagus.
It's coming into it's own again at this time of year and it makes a lovely wild, forager's munch when out walking.
It is now my regular pre-breakfast aperitif while I give the dogs their early morning stretch up the track.