Hip, Hip, Hoorah

The rosehips in the hedgerows and garden are ready to pick.

autumn rosehips on Generous Gardener rose

There are deep red round rosehips on the Rosa Rugosa and large round, orange rosehips on The Generous Gardener bush in the garden.

rosehips growing in farm hedgerow

Brightly coloured oval rosehips grow in various hedges around the farm.

It seems a shame not to use them somehow. Here’s a few ideas to use these pretty autumnal fruits.

AUTUMNAL DECORATIONS

string of rosehips hanging from door handle

Thread a needle with cotton and push it through each rosehip. Use a tiny piece of twig at the bottom to stop the hips falling off and use it as a hanging decoration or make a mini garland to string across a small window.

 

AUTUMN WREATH

autumn wreath with rosehips and crab apples

Twist a few branches of willow into a circle and add rosehips, crab apples and acorns to make an autumn wreath. Use a ready made wreath if you don’t have any suitable whippy branches.

TAKE THEM INTO THE KITCHEN

glasses of rosehip fool surrounded by autumnal acorns and berries

Make rosehip fool [recipe here] or make rosehip syrup to top up your vitamin C levels during the winter.

autumn wreath of willow with crab apples and rosehips Autumn dessert Rosehip Fool recipe
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3 Comments »

  1. Ooh, thanks for this, Anne.
    Last year I made jelly (easy) and rosehip chutney (a total pain because of removing the inside). This year I didn’t pick any hips, but I haven’t given up hope for next year.

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