Monthly Archives: September 2015

The berries of our three species of buckthorn typically ripen in this month

Buckthorn lives mainly on calcareous soils such as chalk and limestone.  It grows alongside Alder blackthorn in Alder carr. The berries taste bitter and are poisonous, dissuading people from using them in this way. Continue reading

Commonly found berries and fruit ripening in September

September is one of the peak months for ripe berries, but which are the berries that first ripen in this month? (In a normal year, whatever one of these is!).  There are some that only now ripening. Here are three rather different ones. Continue reading

Revising the design of the Naturetale Restoration Foundation meadow trial, as comments come in

In my last post I mentioned that we were reviewing our initial trial design, to take on board comments that have been made.  These have covered a number of issues.

The first of these is the use of slug pellets. Continue reading