Plants


Making 2 ply reverse twist cordage from lime bast

Check out this short video of Bob making 2 ply reverse twist cordage from lime bast.  I’ve written a post previoulsy that shows you how to prepare the fibres, here we show you how to turn those fibres into cordage. We make natural cordage on our Cordage & Containers day as well as on our IOL Bushcraft Course and 5 […]

making 2 ply reverse twist cordage from lime bast

fruit and nuts | foraging | Kent | south east | London

Finding haws in the hedgerow

We ran one of our 1 Day Foraging Courses at the weekend and found lots of haws in the hedgerow.  I’ve written previously about hawthorn in this post and I’ve also included its berries, haws, in this post on edible berries.  In this video I talk about eating the flowers in the spring and making […]


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

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 […]