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by Somnophore
Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Help with identifying!
Replies: 3
Views: 1083

Re: Help with identifying!

Yes 1 and 2 rosehips 3 is climbing variety of flowering ivy. Inedible and poisonous feel free to pm me at e mail removed by admin for security reasonswith any more photos if you need a quick identify as I teach foraging skills.
Matt
by Somnophore
Sat Sep 15, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: I thought I might have found red currents...
Replies: 3
Views: 1566

Re: I thought I might have found red currents...

Probably is viburnum opulus yes, red currants fruit in strings rather than bunches, and have a much more distinct look as a plant.

Plus they all finished fruiting a month or so ago, time of year is usually a good guide.
by Somnophore
Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Rose Hips
Replies: 20
Views: 6087

Re: Rose Hips

Not noticed any sloes but haven't been looking just yet. you do get good and bad years with sloes, if you try different locations you will find some.
by Somnophore
Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Rose Hips
Replies: 20
Views: 6087

Re: Rose Hips

Short of a photo it's hard to say 100%. Rose hips are usually more oval but some roses do have rounder or more saucer shapes hips. Easiest way is cut in half with a knife, if it's full of furry/fluffy irritating seeds then it's a rise hip. If using them for wine, jelly etc make sure you remove all s...
by Somnophore
Mon Jul 23, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: I found loads of black summer truffles
Replies: 2
Views: 2180

Re: I found loads of black summer truffles

There should be local shops or markets that would buy them, the going rate for black summer truffles is nothing compared to other truffles that can be thousands per kilo, I was paying 150-180 euro per kilo locally near Perpignan when I was there last summer.
by Somnophore
Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: what to forage for on the Kent coast
Replies: 3
Views: 1112

Re: what to forage for on the Kent coast

Probably a bit late for a reply now but you shoul invest in a good foraging book, there's lots of shoreline plants etc that you don't get anywhere else, stuff like sea beet, sea kale, wild cabbage, rock samphire and marsh samphire for starters, various seaweeds, also seafood, crabs, mussels, clams, ...
by Somnophore
Thu May 24, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: What mushroom is this?
Replies: 1
Views: 805

What mushroom is this?

Looks a bit like a field mushroom, however it was growing in a crevice between a wall and a pavement and it's too early I thought for field mushrooms have a look let me know what you think. I've still very new with mushrooms despite being pretty hot on foraging plants and fruits. http://s864.photobu...
by Somnophore
Tue May 22, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Pets
Topic: Calling dog experts!
Replies: 14
Views: 5626

Re: Calling dog experts!

Looks 3/4 chihuahua to me and 1/4 pug or jack Russell, something bigger build, it is mostly chihuahua so will be hard to determine what else is in the mix.
by Somnophore
Thu May 17, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Hemlock?
Replies: 6
Views: 963

Re: Hemlock?

Yeah I have various books, food for free and others I use for reference but find photos and videos offer better clarity.
by Somnophore
Thu May 17, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Hemlock?
Replies: 6
Views: 963

Re: Hemlock?

New book? Info?
by Somnophore
Thu May 17, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Hemlock?
Replies: 6
Views: 963

Hemlock?

I've seen it in books and things to watch out for but never seen it for real, found this yesterday which fits the images I remember, is it hemlock or hemlock water dropwort? It was by a canal but other side of the path from the actual water. http://s864.photobucket.com/albums/ab210/somnophore1984/?a...
by Somnophore
Wed May 16, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Anyone got a Dehydrator?
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Re: Anyone got a Dehydrator?

I know in some parts of the world including the dry states of America including California they just sun dry stuff, that's not at all possible in the UK lol
by Somnophore
Tue May 15, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: What's in the pot? Recipes and anything about Cooking
Topic: Anyone got a Dehydrator?
Replies: 12
Views: 917

Anyone got a Dehydrator?

I'm looking at getting one to make dried fruit snacks, jerky, and preserving foraged fruit and herbs etc. any recommendations and ideas for what to use it for welcome.
by Somnophore
Sun May 13, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: Bitter cherries
Replies: 5
Views: 3973

Re: Bitter cherries

I have been looking for nice wild cherries for last couple of years, found one tree but hard to pick as very tall.

Most cherries are bird cherries a not edible (not poisonous just taste horrible) and are planted for orimental purposes, largely only tell by tasting whether they are edible or not.
by Somnophore
Sun May 13, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Wild Foods and Foraging
Topic: St Georges, well i think...
Replies: 4
Views: 882

Re: St Georges, well i think...

Yeah they look right, fairly mature specimens, where were they growing, what do they smell like? There's not a lot else around to confuse them with at this time of year

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