Staghorn Sumac

September is the season of the magnificent Staghorn tree (Rhus typhina).  It is a spectacular at this time of year when the ripe berries stand upright.  In the winter, without the leaves, the branches w...

Cobnuts

I love local knowledge.  Local knowledge leads you to the most fantastic finds. Conversations with neighbours has led me to blackberries, elderflowers, sloes and all manner of goodness.  My lovely neighbour ...

Fruits of the Forage

Some of my earliest memories are of foraging for wild fruit. During the long school summer holidays a good friend and I would spend endless hours searching through the hedgerows and discovering new places in wh...