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by bandit081
Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: A Purple Gold Mine,
Replies: 5
Views: 791

Re: A Purple Gold Mine,

They are definately early this year they were falling off the trees they were that ripe, some of them were huge too. I put the lot in the freezer and have used 6 lbs of them for gin and vodka for christmas ifit lasts that long, as i keep tasting it lol. I have kept the rest to make sloe and elderber...
by bandit081
Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Fruit and Nuts
Topic: Fruit Identification
Replies: 8
Views: 1785

Re: Fruit Identification

They are definately definately cherry plums, I have 2 trees growing wild locally to me, there are about 7 different varieties, and one of them are golden, much sweeter than the red type, I have currently got 5 gallons of this stuff plinking away in my back bedroom, and they make great jam, If you do...
by bandit081
Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Finally some sloes!!
Replies: 15
Views: 1831

Re: Finally some sloes!!

We have had massive crops in Wales, the best I have ever seen, we have even been getting at least a pound of sloes from trees that are only 3 foot tall, there are literally thousands of them. We seem to have a lot of wild cherry trees here too, ive managed to put on 5 gallons of just cherry wine the...
by bandit081
Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Whats out there during Winter?
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Whats out there during Winter?

You will have to excuse me for this post but I am relatively new to forraging! I have been collecting so far over the last few months: Damsons Cherries Sloes Blackberries Eledrberries Apples Pears A veritable trove of Herbs and leaves for incense and tinctures. What can I expect to find over the win...
by bandit081
Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: A Purple Gold Mine,
Replies: 5
Views: 791

A Purple Gold Mine,

This past weekend whilst walking I stumbled across what has to be the biggest source of Sloes, I had ever thought possible to be in existence. I was walking around Cosmoston Lakes in Barry near Cardiff, so if anyone local wants to grab some before they are gone , now is your chance, I simply asked p...
by bandit081
Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:38 am
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New forrager saying Howdy
Replies: 7
Views: 609

Re: New forrager saying Howdy

Hi all, many thanks for the welcome, I am from Pontypridd in South Wales, I would be more than happy to provide info on making the incense and what and when to collect.

Looking to learn a lot of new things myslef so Im gladto have found you :thumbleft:
by bandit081
Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:39 pm
Forum: Welcome New People Say Hello
Topic: New forrager saying Howdy
Replies: 7
Views: 609

New forrager saying Howdy

Hi all, just found your great forum, Im a keen forrager looking to learn more, I love to make my own wines and I also collect herbs for making Incence.

My mum is a herbologist so its in the blood