Archives for July 2008

Wild Apples

July brings warm sunny days and balmy nights, ideal for going for a walk and having a look to see what is ripening in your local hedgerows. Wild apple trees can often be found alongside park embankments and hedges.  Quite simply the result of somebody’s discarded apple core whilst out walking or thrown from car […]

The Cherry Harvest

    At this time of year our fruits are starting to ripen and it has been a very good season for the dwarf cherry tree with over 10 Kilos of fruit picked over the last two weeks. Protecting the fruit from the birds is usually done by netting the tree, but it is just […]

Roadside Honesty

When travelling country roads one often comes across signs attached to gateposts or propped against trees proclaiming “fresh fruit and veg” as well as many other delights such as free range eggs and honey. One such occasion was yesterday, for once a dry and mild Saturday, enabling us to take our dogs Buster and Charlie […]

The Right to Roam

Picking wild berries and plants for food obviously dates back to the earliest days of man, but we have to remember that now most land is owned by somebody and we must respect this when foraging. Various pieces of legislation exist and it pays to familiarise yourself with the basics.

Apple Day

  Apple day is a national event initiated by Common Ground in 1990 and held in mid to late October every year, promoting the heritage varieties of Britain. Sample different varieties, get advice on apple growing, grafting and pruning, join in apple games. Britain has the largest heritage of apple growing than any other country […]