Plants


Bushcraft uses for hornbeam

Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) is one of my favourite tree species, which is good because we have lots of it in our ancient woodland in Kent! Here’s a short video where I discuss some of the identification points for hornbeam and also some of the bushcraft uses for hornbeam. We take a walk around our woodland […]

bushcraft uses for hornbeam | outer barks as tinder | bushcraft | fire lighting | Kent | south east | London

foraging for rosehips | rosehip syrup | foraging | Kent | London | south east

Foraging for rosehips

It’s that time of year to get out and about foraging for rosehips.  So here’s a short video looking at rosehips, why you need to be careful eating them and a couple of ideas on what to do with them. Here’s the recipe for rosehip syrup and another for rosehip and crab apple jam. Depending […]


sloe gin | fruit and berries | foraging | Kent | south east | London

Blackthorn, sloes and sloe gin

A short video where I talk about blackthorn, sloes and sloe gin! How to make sloe gin Freeze 500g of sloes for a couple of hours before pouring into a jar Add 1 litre of vodka and 250g of sugar, put on the lid and put in a dark cupboard Shake daily until the sugar […]