Foraged rose hips

It’s rose hip season! They can be round or pointy, most are red and some are pink. Rose hips are prized for their antioxidants, especially their high concentration of vitamin C. They have been gathered from the hedgerows for centuries and used in oils, teas and supplements, as they may have positive effects on a wide range of health issues such as being anti-inflamatory, anti-aging, assisting in weight loss and pain relief.  

In the posies this week are also new season ‘paperwhite’ narcissi for the first time. Often associated with being Christmas a flower, these ones have benefitted from the mild weather we’ve had recently and have come out nice and early on the Isles of Scilly.