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    Quote Originally Posted by Kara View Post
    I think so yes. I'll keep an eye on it and update with any changes

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    I'm very pleased with today's haul

    Hawthorn, jack in the hedge, red and white dead nettle, plantain, dandelion, mallow, brambles, goose grass, cow parsley and bindweed


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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrappy's Little Helper View Post
    I'm very pleased with today's haul

    Hawthorn, jack in the hedge, red and white dead nettle, plantain, dandelion, mallow, brambles, goose grass, cow parsley and bindweed


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    Oh lovely!

    We went on a long woods / forage walk it was wonderful.

    Got yarrow, plantain (both) dandelions, white nettle, hawthorn, brambles, some other twiggy thing

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    Loads and loads of Garlic Mustard in the hedgerows here today. MM flowers look like this http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/species/garlic-mustard

    Also found some Willowherb today. The leaves of the Common Hogweed are now becoming quite large. They look hollow. I was watching the rabbits eating the various types of forage today and they definitely were favouring the thickish stems of the Hogweed. I found this surprising as usually I find that leaves take preference over stems. There's definitely more Hogweed around this year

    ETA I mean that the stems of the Hogweed look hollow !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omi View Post
    Loads and loads of Garlic Mustard in the hedgerows here today. MM flowers look like this http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/species/garlic-mustard

    Also found some Willowherb today. The leaves of the Common Hogweed are now becoming quite large. They look hollow. I was watching the rabbits eating the various types of forage today and they definitely were favouring the thickish stems of the Hogweed. I found this surprising as usually I find that leaves take preference over stems. There's definitely more Hogweed around this year

    Thanks Omi

    I don't think I've seen any. However, from a distance I may have mistaken some for white dead nettle.
    I'll have a closer look now

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    i saw one garlic mustard in flower yesterday, but none of the others were flowering. Ive found that a lot of the hawthorn seems early to have loads of flowers growing. Herb robert has started to flower too. Mine seem to prefer the hogweed when its yound leaves that when its big. They are loving the mallow and i even found a patch of strawberry leaves the other day. Hazel leaves are growing quite big here and one of the willows too. Ive still not been brave enough to get the blackthorn. Im going to look a some pics of that in a minute. Ive took pics on my camera which i will upload soon.

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    can anyone tell if this is blackthorn please[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG] can anyone verify that this is meadowsweet[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]dont know what this is[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG] or this either[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]

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    Sorry w&s, I can't help you.

    Have a little tale for you all though...

    I just ran out of pre-foraged food and hadn't fed Arce and Yuki yet. I cobbled together what I could from the garden: some bramble, bitterweed, herb bennet, dandelion, a single dock leaf, a couple of raspberry leaves. I added a little cauliflower because I wanted to stock it up a bit more. My garden is only really good for herb bennet, dandelion, and bramble right now. Went and fed everything to Arce and Yuki. And what does Arce favour? The flipping cauliflower. That right there shows the true appreciation for all my foraging work. Ladies and gentlemen... I present to you... Rabbits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlcwrites View Post
    I just ran out of pre-foraged food and hadn't fed Arce and Yuki yet. I cobbled together what I could from the garden: some bramble, bitterweed, herb bennet, dandelion, a single dock leaf, a couple of raspberry leaves. I added a little cauliflower because I wanted to stock it up a bit more. My garden is only really good for herb bennet, dandelion, and bramble right now. Went and fed everything to Arce and Yuki. And what does Arce favour? The flipping cauliflower. That right there shows the true appreciation for all my foraging work. Ladies and gentlemen... I present to you... Rabbits.
    My garden's good for a lastminute forage to: we keep it 'weedy'! Mine would certainly rather have forage though, TLC: they even chose everything over coriander the other day! I know Lopsy won't eat cauliflower though
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    Quote Originally Posted by willow and squiggles View Post
    can anyone tell if this is blackthorn please[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG] can anyone verify that this is meadowsweet[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]dont know what this is[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG] or this either[IMG][/IMG][IMG][/IMG]
    No 1 looks like Blackthorn to me. It stopped flowering here quite a while ago but there will be regional differences.
    No 2 looks like Meadowsweet from my books. I've rarely seen it and then only identified it when in flower.
    No 3 I'm not sure. From the leaf structure it could be Hemlock. If it were me I wouldn't take a chance as I don't see much Hemlock.
    No 4 I'm not sure about this either. It's something I have seen and looks like an Umbellifer. I would try crushing the leaf and smelling it.

    Sorry, I've not been more helpful!

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