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Yet more stories that flowers flowering in February have to tell

Gorse

69 common gorse cropped

Gorse flowers were used to make tea and a fruit wine.  Gorse was used for brushes, fuel and animal feed.  Its high heat made it especially valuable for bread ovens.  Cut Gorse was used for stock fencing – its prickles deterred animals from pushing through it! Continue reading

A productive and enjoyable walk to see Autumn Fruits (and other nature stuff), Part 2

Following on from the spectacular hop harvest we found at the end of Part 1, just round the corner we joined a hedge that contained Spindle trees, with their spectacular coral pink and orange berries (not yet quite at their best), Continue reading