The rosehips in the hedgerows and garden are ready to pick.
There are deep red round rosehips on the Rosa Rugosa and large round, orange rosehips on The Generous Gardener bush in the garden.
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.
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.
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
Make rosehip fool [recipe here] or make rosehip syrup to top up your vitamin C levels during the winter.