Sloes (Blackthorn)

Sloes on blackthorn bush (Prunus spinosa)

Sloes are the fruit of the Blackthorn, a thorny shrub with dark purple berries. The berries are picked in autumn to make good old country wine and sloe gin for Christmas.

Walnut, English

Walnut foraging (Juglans regia)

This majestic tree, widely planted throughout the UK, provides a good harvest early autumn. The nuts are very nutritious and can be used all year round for all kind of recipes.

Stinkhorn (Witch’s egg)

Stinkhorn witches egg (Phallus impudicus)

Obscene-looking and stinky, the Stinkhorn is not a popular mushroom by all means. Nonetheless, there is still an appetite for the fungi in some places, where the white kernel of the immature mushroom, which is nothing alike, it’s actually appreciated. for its flavour and texture.

Gorse

Gorse in bloom (Ulex europaeus)

Gorse is one of the most common sights in the countryside. The golden yellow flowers bloom all year round, providing bright colour even in the depths of the winter. These flowers are edible, but difficult to reach due to the spiny leaves of the bush.