Tag - Hedgerows

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Rosebay Willowherb


Rosebay Willowherb is a common plant of roadsides and riverbanks which has edible roots, stems and flowers.

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sliced Tree Bowl


This is a project based on a woodworking technique that I discovered (or maybe invented!) completely by accident.

It's a wooden bowl made from slices of tree trunk - the clever part is that nature provides the curvature...


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Wednesday, August 19, 2015


greengages5.jpgA bit of urban foraging right outside my workplace - I found a greengage tree.

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Chequers - Wild Service Tree

chequersthumb.jpgA few weeks ago, I found a Wild Service tree alongside a footpath near my home, fruiting very prolifically.

I returned at the end of September to collect some of the fruit.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014


bullacethumb.JPGBullaces are a variety of plum that produces small, round fruits, usually with a dark blue-purple skin and greenish flesh.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Wild Cherries

wildcherrythumb.jpgJuly 2013 - Wild cherry is quite a common woodland tree, but frequently overlooked - let's take a closer look.

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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Elderflower Cordial

elderflowercordialthumb.jpg30 June 2013 - This cordial captures the fragrant grape-like flavour of Elderflowers, but is much quicker and easier to make than Elderflower Fizz.

It can be diluted with still or sparking water to make a delicious summery drink, or can be used as a light syrup for fruit salads or cocktails.

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sea Buckthorn

seabuckthornthumb.jpgSeptember 2011 - I went for a walk along Portchester shore where I sampled the surprising and delightful berries of a common seaside shrub - Sea Buckthorn.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011


horseradishthumb.jpgAll along a broad roadside verge near where I live, Horseradish grows - I've been noticing it for years, intending to forage some.

I finally got around to that - and picked some of the flowers to make fritters.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Rose Petals

rosepetalsthumb.jpgMay 2011 - Wild roses are in full and copious bloom. Let's see what we can do with rose petals.

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