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messageRe: Wild garlic in the area?
Posted by Penguin68 March 16, 03:59PM

This is from [blog.primrose.co.uk]

According to the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981 it is illegal to…

Uproot any wild plant without permission from the landowner or occupier” – This means, literally, that it’s illegal to “dig up” a wild plant (that doesn’t belong to you). Picking any part of the plant is legal so long as you don’t uproot the entire plant.
Pick flowers from a special conservation site or reserve. This includes National Nature Reserves, Sites of Special Scientific Interest and National Trust properties.
Pick any flower that is “highly threatened”. Across the UK, there are several plants, flowers and fungi which are illegal to pick or sell due to their scarcity. The full list can be found here, and includes flowers such as wild gladiolus, some kinds of orchids, fen violets and sea knotgrass.
Pick with intention to sell or advertise to sell bluebells or tree lungwort. (It is, however, legal to pick these plants if you do not intend to sell them).
According to the Theft Act of 1968 it is illegal to…

Pick cultivated flowers in public parks or gardens as well as plants and flowers growing on land which is maintained by the council (for example roundabouts and grass verges).
In general, the picking of wildflowers is not illegal, so long as you don’t uproot the whole plant, do so with intention to sell them for profit or accidentally pick a plant found on the list of endangered species. Picking flowers that have been grown and cultivated by private bodies, local organisations or councils however is illegal, although you’re extremely unlikely to find yourself behind bars if you do.
(My emphasis)

messageRe: Wild garlic in the area?
Posted by TE44 March 16, 04:21PM

Thanks penguin68, I expect the woods are maintained by councils although I wonder if wild garlic would fall into the category of cultivated by private bodies.

messageRe: Wild garlic in the area?
Posted by Brian up the hill March 17, 11:11AM

In reply to TE44, as volunteers we care deeply about conserving the woods and we most certainly do not avail ourselves of the wild garlic. It grows in the sames area as the native bluebells and as I said, trampling does immense damage. We have put some fencing and dead hedging in the area but sadly that does not deter everyone and some people criticise this policy as being too restrictive. We have fenced off some areas to allow them to recover from trampling. Unfortunately, it is the more vulnerable native plants which are most sensitive to trampling and this allows tougher more invasive species like bramble and ivy to take over. The wild garlic in the woods is quite limited in extent and is certainly nothing like the rampant growth you would see in an area like Gower. It is best left where is grows so everyone can enjoy its brief appearance. I did see picking bluebells mentioned and the same applies to those. Please don't!
Many thanks to the appreciative comments. We are very lucky to have such an amazing place on our doorstep and together we can all keep it like that.

messageRe: Wild garlic in the area?
Posted by keiko17 March 17, 01:06PM

I saw some down the road from Goose Green, outside the fish n chip shop

messageRe: Wild garlic in the area?
Posted by Romnarz March 19, 10:40AM

The wild garlic is a bloody pest - keep trying to eradicate it in my garden and the darn thing keeps coming back.Yor are welcome to come around and dig the whole lot up - will not charge you a bean

messageRe: Wild garlic in the area?
Posted by Lynne March 19, 02:35PM

And then come round to mine, if you haven't got enough

messageRe: Wild garlic in the area?
Posted by TE44 March 20, 11:03AM

Fantastic Romnarz and Lynne, great offer, now is the time to get growing, I don't need any but hopefully someone will take you up on your offer.

messageRe: Wild garlic in the area?
Posted by Asset March 26, 08:53PM

Village Way, under the bridge. lots of it

messageRe: Wild garlic in the area?
Posted by Asset March 26, 08:54PM

The flowers make a lovely garnish

messageRe: Wild garlic in the area?
Posted by JohnL March 27, 02:50PM

Romnarz Wrote:
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> The wild garlic is a bloody pest - keep trying to
> eradicate it in my garden and the darn thing keeps
> coming back.Yor are welcome to come around and dig
> the whole lot up - will not charge you a bean


DO you not like the smell (I think that is part of it)

messageRe: Wild garlic in the area?
Posted by janine March 30, 08:30AM

i have a plethora in my garden you are more than welcome to pick as it has become rampant and I am trying to dig it out.

messageRe: Wild garlic in the area?
Posted by joom March 30, 08:12PM

They have it at SMBS at the moment

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