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A simple and fun flower for garden foraging is the Sunflower. Most of the Sunflower plant can be eaten. From … [Read more]

July 24, 2015 at 7:50 am
Barberry | Berberrie is toxic when eaten

My youngest daughter has an enviable appetite for fruit, however the other day she nearly picked and ate a poisonous … [Read more]

July 20, 2015 at 1:19 pm
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Dog Rose

The Dog Rose is the UK’s most common wild rose. It grows in most hedgerows, although less often found in … [Read more]

July 20, 2015 at 11:46 am
Broad Bean Flowers

Like peas, broad beans (also known as fava beans) are legumes; good sources of protein, carbohydrates and vitamins (A, B1 … [Read more]

July 18, 2015 at 10:05 am
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Green hazel nuts

Mid July is the right time to go out and start finding the hazelnut carrying trees in preparation for their … [Read more]

July 16, 2015 at 9:17 am
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Giant Hogweed

Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum), was reported in the Independent this morning as being the cause of a child being injured. … [Read more]

July 15, 2015 at 1:58 pm
Apple blossom

Another edible flower that gets missed is the simple apple blossom. You can find in early summer along many roadsides. … [Read more]

July 10, 2015 at 9:50 am
Elder flower

The Elder Tree, is actually highly poisonous in every aspect, apart from the flowers and berries. In fact, the vapour … [Read more]

July 9, 2015 at 7:12 am
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Fizzy Summer Cherry Drink

We love the summer. The sun is still shining well after the kids have come home from school, and there … [Read more]

July 8, 2015 at 9:39 am
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Jelly Ear Fungus

The Jelly Ear Fungus (also known as the Jew’s Ear or wood ear fungus) is a pretty little mushroom that … [Read more]

June 30, 2012 at 6:24 am