In May, the lure of exploring new places with bluebell woods and blossom laden hedgerows is hard to resist and if fine weather is forecast, the maps are soon pulled out and routes planned for a good walk.
Look what’s appeared in one of the grass paddocks at Slamseys ahead of the Royal wedding tomorrow! #flashpost 2
There are all sorts of superstitions attached to hawthorn and though the scent of hawthorn flowers can be offputting, you can eat hawthorn blossom, leaves and berries.
Spring is the best time to make Stinging Nettle Scones because you need to use young, tender leaves and not the tough stringy plants of late summer. Did you know that nettles are so fibrous that they can be used to make fabric? That’s why you need young plants for these scones.
We have snow. And a chilling wind that makes it feel like -11C. The sort of day that you tuck your shirt into your knickers so there’s no gaps for… Read more Snowy flashpost →
February can seem so dull, lacking the newness of the year in January or the spring joyfulness of March. The fields and the garden are too wet to work, there… Read more The greyness (or otherwise) of February →