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 […]
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 […]
Here is the digital version of our September plant highlight for 2020 which was Common Dandelion! 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!
Here is the digital version of our July plant highlight for 2020 which was Wild Dog Rose! 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!
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: Yarrow Location: Grassy areas, short grass or long Months: All Year Round Edible Parts: Leaves, flowers While this is a picture of Yarrow on my allotment, I can assure you this plant grows everywhere and you are as likely to come across it as you are to find docks or dandelions. Often hidden […]
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 […]
What at first glance looks like a barren field with a few daisies actually turns out to be a little field full of camomile. Name: Camomile Location: Grassy areas Months: April, May, June July Edible Parts: Flowers They look like tall slender daisies with feathery leaves. The yellow center is bulbous and smells strongly […]
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 […]
Name: Chicken of the Woods Location: Oak Trees Identifiers: Semi circular brackets, velvety upper surface, zoned bands of bright orange/yellow. Months: Usually spring to autumn Edible Parts: All flesh Non-Edible Parts: The hardest part where it was attached to the wood As with all mushrooms you gather do not pick unless you are absolutely […]