Foraging for Lime blossom

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Foraging for Lime blossom

Post: #236024 Andy Hamilton
Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:39 am

Just written an article about it on the front pageas now is the window to pick!
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Re: Foraging for Lime blossom

Post: #236510 rossfenion
Sun Jun 26, 2011 6:54 am

Can any one who has done this help me out. I went to grab some lime Blossoms yesterday I didn't get many as they need another week or so but I brought the few i had home to dry. overnight the blossom have shrunk right back down to almost to closed buds is that what im shooting for?

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Re: Foraging for Lime blossom

Post: #236512 Andy Hamilton
Sun Jun 26, 2011 7:42 am

Hello Ross and welcome to our little corner of the net, as I see this is your first post.

When dry they will shrink a bit so don't worry, just use them. I'd suggest returning to the tree in week and getting a few more.
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Re: Foraging for Lime blossom

Post: #237182 rossfenion
Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:47 am

Thanks Andy

I have since returned to the tree and got more, once dried should I remove the head for storage or do you leave bract on for tea making purposes

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Re: Foraging for Lime blossom

Post: #237243 Andy Hamilton
Sat Jul 02, 2011 11:22 pm

leave the bract on.
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Re: Foraging for Lime blossom

Post: #237254 Millymollymandy
Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:58 am

My flowers are dropping all over the place from one of the limes and the other kind which is behind is literally buzzing with bees. :flower:
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Re: Foraging for Lime blossom

Post: #237700 that_sarah_girl
Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:55 pm

I came accross loads of lime trees in this park in Warrington the other day (can't remember the name of it) but all the blossoms were dry and shrivvelled, or just didn't look that appealling...does this mean the trees could be diseased, or is there another reason for it?

There's a tree outside my stepkid's mum's flat but the blossoms are all too high up for me to pick :( (I'm not much over 5ft...)

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Re: Foraging for Lime blossom

Post: #237763 Millymollymandy
Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:53 am

I think the flowers were over Sarah, that's what they go like when they are finished then they drop all over the place. Looks like autumn under my trees!
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Re: Foraging for Lime blossom

Post: #238123 that_sarah_girl
Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:43 am

that's a shame! I'll have to remember that spot for next year and go a bit earlier...


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