Structure and Parts of a Leaf

By Gavin

No seriously! It’s more complex than you might imagine, and having a common language really helps when talking about the parts of a leaf. For the avoidance of doubt, leaf refers to both the flat type that you imagine, and the needles and scales found on some evergreens. This is not a complete reference, just…

The Parts of a Flower

By Gavin

I’m finding that as I learn more about plants and trees, it’s becoming increasingly useful to understand some of the botanical words and phrases that are used. Not just the Latin names (which are helpful sometimes), but also the parts of plants. So the long long white things with yellow things on the end, become…

Edible Desk Pretties (Edible Wild Flowers)

By Gavin

I came across some edible wild flowers on a walk, and they reminded me of my wife, so I brought a few home for her to brighten up her desk. Pretty flowers for my gorgeous wife, Samantha. So hopefully they’ll provide some inspiration whilst she works; and if she gets peckish, she can have a…

Hedgerow Beauties – Edible Spring Flowers

By Gavin

Given the time of year, we all know that the countryside is full of green and flowers, I was out looking for edibles when I came across these edible hedgerow beauties, so I thought I’d share these spring flowers with you. Wych Elm (Ulmus glabra) spring flowers First up is the Wych Elm. This tree,…