Tag - Hedgerows
Thursday, August 7, 2008
By Mike on Thursday, August 7, 2008, 20:20
Due to an inconvenient frost at blossom time, or something like that, it's generally not been a good year for plums here - or so everybody tells me. However, there's always an exception - and I found it - a few wild plum trees in a sheltered hedgerow near my house, groaning under the weight of their own fruit.
Saturday, May 31, 2008
By Mike on Saturday, May 31, 2008, 21:51
I've heard so many people speak positively of stinging nettles as a food, but for some reason that I cannot properly explain, I remained very wary of the idea - imagining they'd be very nasty and just waving away all the positive reports as wishful thinking or something.
But eventually, curiosity got the better of me and I decided to give them a try.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
By Mike on Sunday, April 20, 2008, 23:57
Garlic Mustard (Also known as Hedge Mustard, Sauce-All-Alone and Poor Man's Mustard) is a common plant of hedgerows, roadsides and wood edges - and the diversity of common names suggests this has historically been a widely-consumed wild food. So... what's it like?
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
By Mike on Tuesday, November 20, 2007, 23:52
I went out specifically looking for sloes - as opposed to than my usual trick of just accidentally tripping over something interesting and edible.
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
By Mike on Tuesday, September 4, 2007, 21:44
In this article, we'll take a look at feral apples - including a tree I found a growing on the waste ground behind my workplace, plus a handful of others I found in a small copse behind the public park.
Sunday, August 5, 2007
By Mike on Sunday, August 5, 2007, 23:01
August 05 2007 - Autumn, or at least some aspects of it - has arrived early this year. We've had a miserably wet and cool summer, but despite (or perhaps because of) this, the blackberries are early, and they're excellent.