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by DreamKitty
Wed May 04, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Is this Rosemary?
Replies: 13
Views: 1384

Re: Is this Rosemary?

Thanks guys for the replies. Ive never tasted Rosemary before so im not familar with the smell. I did take a small bite out of the dried rosemary I collected, it tastes lovely. All those recipe idea sounds great, I will try it. :thumbright: Just to be on the safe side, is there any poisonous look al...
by DreamKitty
Tue May 03, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: Herbs and Vegetables
Topic: Is this Rosemary?
Replies: 13
Views: 1384

Is this Rosemary?

I saw this shrub growing outside the church so I just picked up a small sample & I left it out in the air to dry. It has a very, refreshing strong smell & has a steak of white underneath. I was wondering if it is Rosemary, as Ive never tasted it before :icon_smile: . Can anyone ID it?
by DreamKitty
Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Is it safe to pick Dandelions & Daisys from a mowed garden?
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Re: Is it safe to pick Dandelions & Daisys from a mowed gard

Thanks for replying. Well, in a book I have at home. It says you can consume Daisys for medical reasons or a energy boost. Ive collected some and im drying them. :mrgreen:
by DreamKitty
Fri Apr 22, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: Is it safe to pick Dandelions & Daisys from a mowed garden?
Replies: 3
Views: 627

Is it safe to pick Dandelions & Daisys from a mowed garden?

My garden is shared amonst 8 other residents. Everyone flat owner pays to get the garden mowed. There is plenty of Dandelions & Daisies in my garden that I want to pick. But before I do, I wanted to ask a question to you guys. Is it healthy to pick them from a "mowed garden?", I mean would the flowe...
by DreamKitty
Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:46 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: ID these *3* leaves in my garden please
Replies: 5
Views: 1289

ID these *3* leaves in my garden please

A couple of pics from my garden again. Im useless at identifying even simple weeds, 2 of them have small pretty little flowers. :cooldude:

I am so curious what they are, need to get it off my chest lol, hopefully they will be edible lol. Please ID them.
by DreamKitty
Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: When harvesting, do you look for insects?
Replies: 4
Views: 442

When harvesting, do you look for insects?

:icon_smile: I love foraging but the thing that scares me the most is small insects & nasty creepy crawlies. Im so tired of it though. I simply want to collect the stalks, roots. A whole batch of leaf without hand selecting & examining each indivudal leaf for insects. It is so very time consuming. W...
by DreamKitty
Sat Apr 16, 2011 12:26 pm
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Purple Flower- ID please
Replies: 10
Views: 1881

Re: Purple Flower- ID please

Oh I see what you are saying now. :iconbiggrin: . This is one last photo I took thats on my computer. lol Im making too many ID threads and need to give it a rest. So I just thought I would post the pic here.

What could this plant be?
by DreamKitty
Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:53 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Purple Flower- ID please
Replies: 10
Views: 1881

Re: Purple Flower- ID please

Better pic here, showing some of the flowers going over. Pretty sure that's what you have photographed. :iconbiggrin: http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://factoidz.com/images/user/grape-hyacinth.jpg&imgrefurl=http://factoidz.com/how-to-naturalize-spring-flowering-bulbs/&usg=__iQWoAnKAX_nN_YHy...
by DreamKitty
Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: Purple Flower- ID please
Replies: 10
Views: 1881

Purple Flower- ID please

I have always thought this purple flower was lavendar :lol: but I know it is very unlikely, considering how inexperienced I am when identifying plants.

All of you guys seem full of knowledge, what is this flower? by the way I really appreciate the replies.
by DreamKitty
Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: ID. What is this leaf called?
Replies: 10
Views: 2626

Re: ID. What is this leaf called?

I love reading in general so I might look out for that boo :thumbright: k. I actually prefer to read books then go online but that database is very easy to understand. I also like that it gives ratings of how edible and useful it is for medicinal purposes.
by DreamKitty
Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: I it safe to pick Stinging Nettles from my local Park?
Replies: 19
Views: 1624

Re: I it safe to pick Stinging Nettles from my local Park?

If eating make sure you get the young leaves, as it states on the PFAF database entry. I was thinking of doing this. I did collect young leaves as well as medium ones. I think I will dry the leaves & then seperate them. The young leaves can be used for cooking & the older ones for making my home ma...
by DreamKitty
Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Wildlife, Flowers and all other things that grow
Topic: ID. What is this leaf called?
Replies: 10
Views: 2626

Re: ID. What is this leaf called?

Thanks again southeaster-isher. What a useful site. I favourited it. :icon_smile: I was quite shocked to read that they grow in "Waste places and derelict land near human habitations". But thats good to hear since it must mean, they are very easily accessible, sounds like a great herb. Im going to g...
by DreamKitty
Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: I it safe to pick Stinging Nettles from my local Park?
Replies: 19
Views: 1624

Re: I it safe to pick Stinging Nettles from my local Park?

You are right Southeast-isher. I shouldn't have washed them in the bathroom tub lol, I just thought it was easier to handle since my mum was busy in the kitchen. I definetly know it is Urtica Dioica because my mum collected some with her bare hands & she got stung in the finger. Im not worried about...
by DreamKitty
Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Allotments, Veg Patches and Container Gardening
Topic: I it safe to pick Stinging Nettles from my local Park?
Replies: 19
Views: 1624

Re: I it safe to pick Stinging Nettles from my local Park?

Stinging nettle fritters and pesto sounds absoluetly delicious!, you guys are making me want to cook it straight away :iconbiggrin: lol. Great video, that was fun to watch. I guess if you can make pesto, you can make a chutney with it as well. People say it tastes like spinach? I really hope so beca...
by DreamKitty
Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Is this tiny flower Cow Parsley or something else?
Replies: 4
Views: 1134

Re: Is this tiny flower Cow Parsley or something else?

Thanks Davie, feels so good now that I know :cheers: . I had been searching this flower for ages, I knew that it couldn't be cow parsley because the leaf description is different. I thought it can't be yarrow either as it has 5 petals instead of 4. I was actually on the verge of eating it out of fru...