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,...

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