Chicken of the Woods (Laetiporus sulphureus)

      Chicken of the Woods is fan shaped to semi-circular (irregular) and it can be smooth or finely wrinkled with an almost suede leather like texture. The fruit bodies are bracket form, with the cap measuring anywhere from 5 to 30 cm across and up to 20 cm deep, it can be up… Read More

Ramsons – (Allium ursinum)

  Here is a video on how to identify Ramsons (Allium ursinum). Ramsons are a wonderfully tasty spring plant which tastes of garlic. It is found in moist shady woodland areas and is relatively easy to identify due to its ‘garlicy’ smell. The leaves are a grey-green colour, oval and narrow and grow around the… Read More

Hairy Bittercress (Cardamine hirsuta)

by Manse Ahmad     This is a small annual which will appear in neglected corners of gardens and particularly loves flower pots. It readily grows in waste ground (especially bare and disturbed ground), gardens, walls and both field and path edges. Harry Bittercress is part of the cabbage family and has a number of… Read More