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
Foraging | No comments
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
Foraging, Recipes | No comments
How to tie a figure 8 knot

Putting on a harness is really simple – but if done wrong can be deadly. The key is to double … [Read more]

July 17, 2015 at 7:07 am
Activities, Climbing | No comments
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
Summer, Activities, Foraging | No comments
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
Problems may not be obvious. Have a good look under panels and furnishings.

Ebay is full of second caravans at this time of year. Some are bargains – others are damp boxes with … [Read more]

July 14, 2015 at 4:08 pm
Smoker tin

How do you create that great wood smell of open fires when you only have a gas BBQ? The answer … [Read more]

July 13, 2015 at 2:08 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