Green Greenie

Green Greenie

At the beginning of the month I did a series of posts for National Gardening Week, exploring some of the early spring harvests from the garden. The season has moved on since then, and as the asparagus plants are still young I have stopped harvesting them to let them...
7 days, 7 harvests: no. 6

7 days, 7 harvests: no. 6

I used to have a broad-leaved sorrel in the old garden, and the chickens were the only members of the household who enjoyed it. I briefly had one in the new garden, but it always looked awful and we didn’t eat it, so I removed it. I also had a Buckler leaved...
7 days, 7 harvests: no. 5

7 days, 7 harvests: no. 5

Earlier this year I was absolutely horrified when the flat footed fence fitters trampled all over my wild garlic. It was just starting to leaf out, and I don’t know why the sudden garlic smell wafting up from their feet didn’t give them pause, but it...
7 days, 7 harvests: no. 4

7 days, 7 harvests: no. 4

One of the plants I would never want to be without in the garden is parsley – it’s one of my favourite herbs. Homegrown parsley, December 2018 At this time of year I am still harvesting from plants I sowed last June, but I’m on borrowed time –...
Botanical Brain Balms

Botanical Brain Balms

Over the summer I was reading Botanical Brain Balms, a book by Nicolette Perry and Elaine Perry on ‘medicinal plants for memory, mood and mind’. It brings together a wealth of information on plants that can help us sleep or stay calm, ease our pain,...