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    It's fascinating how it comes out at different...

    It's fascinating how it comes out at different times in different places. Near to where I work, the hawthorn hedges are all green and budding - my ones here are still just a series of twigs, and...
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    Yes the hemlock is more prevalent at the moment,...

    Yes the hemlock is more prevalent at the moment, the cow parsley tends to be earlier and then the hemlock takes over, certainly round here all the things of that ilk are hemlock. Sometimes the cow...
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    Yes, Jack-by-the-hedge is fine. Mine quite like...

    Yes, Jack-by-the-hedge is fine. Mine quite like it, which is a bit of a surprise because it's quite pungent and I thought they'd turn their noses up at it, but they do eat it! I wouldn't say it's...
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    It's someone on the Facebook group called...

    It's someone on the Facebook group called something like 'foraging and gardening for rabbits', she's done a 3-parter which you can now buy as a 'box set'. I keep meaning to buy it but haven't quite...
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    Someone else who has written another foraging...

    Someone else who has written another foraging type book says no to speedwell. So I'd put it in the 'don't pick it specifically but don't panic too much if there's a bit in some grass' category.
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    Yes!! Me too, I'm glad you said that! Sometimes...

    Yes!! Me too, I'm glad you said that! Sometimes it's obvious, but sometimes it's really not.

    The other one I struggle with is some kinds of willows (I can tell the normal weeping one) v...
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    There's a really good app called leafsnap, you...

    There's a really good app called leafsnap, you put a leaf on a white background and take a photo and the app then compares its shape etc and gives you suggestions as to what it could be.

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    3 looks more like dock to me? Could 4 be a...

    3 looks more like dock to me? Could 4 be a poppy? Not sure about 5. I've never seen coltsfoot but it does look like it - hopefully someone will be able to confirm :D
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    For those of you who are worried about mistaking...

    For those of you who are worried about mistaking common hogweed for a young giant hogweed, I used to have the same fear until I stumbled across some giant hogweed growing nearby (that reminds me,...
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    [QUOTE=willow and squiggles;6771324]found this...

    [QUOTE=willow and squiggles;6771324]found this today its only small and some parts of it were green and some were white, i havent got a clue what it is. Any ideas anyone...
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    It does look like a willow herb, there are lots...

    It does look like a willow herb, there are lots of different varieties which all have similar leaf shape and stem arrangement, but come in different colours, stem shapes and furriness. My bunnies...
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