12 thoughts on “Conkers -My Sunday Photo

  • Sunday 15 September, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    “Conkers” is a word unknown to the American side of the language. 😀 Unless one reads British blogs, that is. The term “being conked on the head” is familiar to us, however!

    • Tuesday 17 September, 2019 at 7:28 am

      Buckeyes, I think you call them. Playing conkers is something that children traditionally play in the school playground. Every now and again it is banded, for being potentially dangerous.

  • Monday 16 September, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Fantastic photos! I do love this time of year.
    My dad has a tree full of conkers. A few are dropping and the kids have been collecting them!
    I’m interested to read about the washing clothes with them. x

    • Tuesday 17 September, 2019 at 7:29 am

      Still preparing the conkers, but will write it up.

  • Monday 16 September, 2019 at 12:39 pm

    It is getting to that time of year where they are appearing everywhere X #mmbc

  • Monday 16 September, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    What kind of tree has conkers? I’m not familiar with the term. How do you make soap from it? When you do, please write a post about it. Love visiting your site and seeing what you’re doing. #MMBC

    • Monday 16 September, 2019 at 11:14 pm

      Horse chestnut trees grow conkers. I think they are the same as your buckeyes. I’m drying the conkers out, at the moment, but I will document my results.

  • Monday 16 September, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    The liquid soap from conkers sounds interesting. I hope you will write about this more. The leaf moth disease on the horse chestnut trees near me has been upsetting me a lot though. It is very sad to be seeing the leaves going brown earlier than they should.

    • Monday 16 September, 2019 at 11:16 pm

      I will write it up. I’m sorry to hear the trees around you are suffering.

  • Friday 27 September, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    I love this time of year and my eldest loves playing conkers, just as I used to as a kid.
    I laugh thinking back at how everyone used to try every trick in the book to make theirs rock hard, like baking them, pickling them and so on! 😆 x

    • Monday 30 September, 2019 at 2:23 pm

      I never actually tried any of the tricks, but did play conkers.

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