Archives for August 2008

Great Burnet

Whilst picking Brambles yesterday, I came across something I have not seen for many years….Wild Burnet. I used to pick these en masse for my father to make wine and here it was growing in the grassland near the hedgerow. The Wild Burnet or Sanguisorba Officinalis grows to around 1m tall in grassland and on […]

Blackberry Time

    Autumn is approaching rapidly and the hedgerows are starting to yield their harvest. A sunny day finally arrives, so with the dogs on their leads and pockets loaded with carrier bags, we set off to collect some Blackberries. or Brambles and Blackites as they are known locally. Compared to last year and especially […]

Go to your local show…

Regularly seen as something to do on a Sunday with the ‘olds’ the local show or village gathering is well worth a visit. The day is often the culmination of many weeks of meetings by the organising committee and the highlight of the social calendar for many. In the UK many such functions often have a theme […]