Category: August

Jack by the Hedge

Jack by the hedge, otherwise known as Hedge Garlic or sometimes even just wild garlic – is actually not a garlic at all! Name: Alliaria Petiolata Location: Anywhere, usually grass verges, woodlands and tucked alongside hedges Months: March to September Edible Parts: Leaves, Flowers, Seeds More Information Hedge Garlic is a member of the mustard […]

Foraging Plantain

Name: Plaintain, Ribwort (Plantago) Location: Anywhere, usually grass verges, pathcracks, fields and park pathways Months: All year round Edible Parts: Leaves, Seeds More Information Plantain is a common wild edible found all over the UK. The three main types in the UK are Major, Media and Lanceolata but coastal regions will also discover maritima and […]

Hogweed August Membership Card

Here is the digital version of our August plant highlight for 2020 which was Common Hogweed! This is exclusive member only content so if you can see this, it’s because you are a valued member of Sustainable Life Voluntary Organisation – so thank you!

Poppy Seeds

Name: Poppy Seeds Location: Gardens, Parks, Sidewalks Months: June, July August Edible Parts: Seeds Caution: Make sure you correctly identify the poppy flower before proceeding. Poppies of all sizes and colours make wonderful nutrient rich seeds to add a little extra to your cooking. After the flowers have bloomed the pod develops and then dries […]


Name: Borage Location: Grassy areas, plots, gardens, forest floors Months: All Year Round Edible Parts: Flowers, Leaves WARNING: Not to be confused with Foxglove and Comfrey. Foxglove – feel the leaves, are they soft and fur like? If so then you probably found foxglove before it flowered which is poisonous. Comfrey – Flowers are purple […]

Fuchsia Berries and Flowers for Foraging and Permaculture

Name: Fuchsia (that’s ch-s not s-ch) Location: Mostly gardens or public garden spaces Months: Flowers and berries in summer/Autumn Edible Parts: Flowers and Berries Non-Edible Parts: Leaves, Stalks   Fuchsia is a great flowering plant to have in your garden or allotment. For one thing the BEES love it! So if you are adding it […]

Hawthorn Berries – Haws

Name: Hawthorn Berries Location: Found on Hawthorn trees, identify the tree first and make sure you have the right one before venturing this one. Months: August, September, October, November Edible Parts: Berries Non-Edible Parts: The pips/stones inside are poisonous, never consume these.   Hawthorn berries are very common across the UK and last well into […]