So here is what I have learnt when foraging for blackberries, rosehips and sloes:
- Rosehips are evil, they have thorns which make the rosehips seem like they don't want to be picked - take gardening gloves!
- The same goes for Sloes.
- Backberries live in bushes where stinging nettles, rosehips and holly live - again, take gardening gloves!
- It takes a long time to get a small amount of fruit.
- Cycling in a pencil skirt is very difficult.
To come: Port, Sloe and Blackberry Jelly, and Apple and Rosehip Jelly recipes.
Pictures: (left to right) Sloes, Rosehips, and my fruit-stained hands.