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Cherami said:

Hi and Welcome to this Forum they really are a great bunch. What do you call the little dark mouve berries that on makes sloe Gin out of.


 

Sloes, of course! whistle

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big_laugh big_laugh big_laugh  Well said Josie!

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Cherami said:

Hi and Welcome to this Forum they really are a great bunch. What do you call the little dark mouve berries that on makes sloe Gin out of.


I just know them as sloes - got a bunch today actually, just about to start making sloe gin smile
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maggenpie said:

Hi wave from Cornwall. I wish I had bilberries within foraging distance. Down here they're known as 'urts! Think that might be from whortleberry.


 

Crikey, Ruthie, we used to call them Hurts back home. Must be a connection there.

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Must be the celtic connection Danny. Do you call gorse furze? It gets called fuzz or even vuzz here.

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Yep. Furze. Fuscia is honeysuckle (grows wild along the hedgrows and is a beautiful sight in summer).

Can't think of any more right now but I bet there are many common terms.

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Danny sai

 Fuscia is honeysuckle 


 


Are you certain about that?  confused

I'll try that again!

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No, silly. roll_eyes

I meant we used to call it honeysuckle. I think it's because of the sweet liquor you can suck from the base of the flower.

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I didn't know that, I shall go suck a fuchsia flower asap! I always eat the fruits though.

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Danny said:

No, silly. roll_eyes


 

Giggling now!  big_laugh   

Ruthie, I didn't know that Fuchsia fruits were edible - I learn something new everyday, isn't it wonderful? 

 

I'll try that again!

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wave  Me too TA.

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Well dears you weren't brought up proper then. Do you eat hawthorn leaves in spring and call them Bread and Cheese?

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fushia berries make nice jam , my gran used to make it she had the big 5ft tall old fashioned fushia hedge , think these days it would take a while to collect enough berries

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hawthorns are known as Aggies in Hampshire where hurricanes hardly happen , when one did Seth was out in it till we decided that poachers had more sense than we did .doh

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