Plants


Eating hogweed

Hogweed (Heracleum sphondilium) is a common plant in the British Isles and can be found along verges, in hedgerows, tracks and on the sides of fields.  It’s fairly recognisable but take care not to confuse it with giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum).  We’re eating hogweed regularly at this time of year, it’s one of my favourite […]

eating hogweed | foraging | wild foods | Kent | south east | London

The Whispering Wood 1

Another awesome article by Jules Bristow; this one was originally published in The Bushcraft Journal in 2016. While there is much debate over the precise meaning of the term bushcraft and its overlap with the term survival, to my mind bushcraft is the set of skills necessary to live comfortably and enjoyably in the wild […]

the whispering woods

foraging | Kent | London | south east

Lords & Ladies – Arum maculatum

Lords & Ladies (Arum maculatum) is a plant commonly found in British woodlands and often along verges and hedgerows close to woodlands, particularly in shady spots.  It can be found across Europe.  It’s a plant that’s worth becoming familiar with as it’s poisonous and in fact is one of the commonest reasons for people going […]