It's 'sticky bud' season, the perfect time to gather horse chestnut buds to make a simple flower remedy, yet despite the popularity of horse chestnut trees, did you know that they are not a native of the British Isles?
Horse Chestnut's are also referred to as 'Conker Trees' and Buckeye in some parts of the world. Read more about the Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum
) and its herbal uses, and learn some interesting facts in Sarah Head's
latest Hedgerow To Kitchen article on the Horse Chestnut
Horse Chestnuts will also feature tonight in the 3 part of the BBC programme 'Grow You Own Drugs' where James makes a soothing gel for varicose veins.