Mulberry Mayhem

Mulberry Mayhem

Mulberries ‘Round and round the mulberry bush’ goes the 19th Century Nursery Rhyme.The song and associated game is traditional, and has parallels in Scandinavia and in the Netherlands (the bush is a juniper in Scandinavia) perhaps an updated version might...
Sloe and steady

Sloe and steady

Happy New Year – with the beginning of a New Year, the snow drops are out and the daffodils are emerging. Tthere is the promise of good things to come and spring will soon be upon us. The hedgerows maybe sparse and the ground frosty but this remains a good time...
Damson in Distress

Damson in Distress

                    Autumn is the time of year when the hedgerows are bountiful with an array of fruits, nuts and berries. You will be spoilt for choice if you come glamping with us. Apples, blackberries, sloes, elderberry and wild damsons are just a few of crops...
Hedgerow Hamper – Nettle Beer

Hedgerow Hamper – Nettle Beer

Much maligned for centuries the common stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) was possibly first introduced to our hedgerows by the Romans. Used medicinally to help rheumatism, nettles were tied into bunches and used to thrash the skin in a practice known as urtification....