Tag - Hedgerows

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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Wild Plums

plumsthumb.JPGDue 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.

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Stinging Nettles

nettles8.JPGI'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.

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Garlic Mustard (Jack-By-The-Hedges)

garlicmustard2_thumb.jpgGarlic 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?

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007


sloes.JPGI went out specifically looking for sloes - as opposed to than my usual trick of just accidentally tripping over something interesting and edible.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Feral Apples

feralapples2thumb.jpgIn 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.

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Sunday, August 5, 2007


blackberries1.jpgAugust 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.

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