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Himalayan Balsam, eating invasive plants -The Lunchbreak forager

If I was to mention Policeman’s helmet,  Bobby Tops, Copper Tops,  Gnome’s Hatstand, Kiss me on the mountain and Impatiens glandulifera or Himalayan Balsam I’d be talking about the same plant. For a plant that only reached the UK in … Continue reading

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Lunchbreak forager – Plums and some quick and easy plum recipes

Lunchbreak forager– Plums Juicy Victoria plums, or wild sweet purple damsons and greengages; plums have to be up there as one the greatest foraged foods (and plum wine is a great wine too). A heavy branch of damson hangs over … Continue reading

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Blackberries – The Lunchbreak forager

Blackberries aka Brambles Blackberries (or brambles) can be found throughout the Northern hemisphere and in South America, although they will struggle in the far North but with climate change we may see a movement north. Indeed, last year I found … Continue reading

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Dock – The Lunchbreak forager

Docks are in the same family as buckwheat and sorrel. Docks are most famed for their use in folk medicine to help when stung by nettle. Personally I find that a plantain (plantago) leaf is far more beneficial than a … Continue reading

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