Lime, Tilia x vulgaris
The flowers have a fragrant and honey-like smell, pick them in full bloom and dry to make a soothing tea. You can eat the young leaves raw in salads and sandwiches.
When and where to find it:
Ready to harvest between May and July. A hybrid of wo wild limes, often planted in parks and streets, also in the wild hedgerows and woods.
A tall tree, up to 45m. The leaves grow to around 6-10cm, they are long, heart shaped with pointed tips and pale hairs beneath.
Paul has had an interest in the outdoors since he was a young kid. Walking, tracking and exploring the wilderness around him, from disused overgrown railway lines to the vast wilderness of the UK national parks. Over the last few years Paul has honed his skills into specific areas of bushcraft and survival. He is an expert in map reading, shelter building and knots, traps and fishing.