Rosehips are in bloom all over the UK right now. Last week, on a backpacking trip to Wales, I ordered a Ploughman’s and on the platter there were rosehips in the salad. At the time, I didn’t know what the sweet and tart little morsels were. Yesterday, Andrew and I went on a bird watching trip to Rye Meads and I saw these growing. I have since identified them as the same berries on my Ploughman’s and therefore as rosehips. I could be completely wrong, and if I am, please let me know.
I know rosehips are used in naturopathy as a mood stabilizer and in my moisturizer as a smoothing oil. Here’s to multi-use plants.