- September 5, 2014
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Our Herb Society email newsletter by Ruth Ridley

The first Herb Society newsletter went out recently All about the herb samphire The herb samphire grows wild near Nicky Westwood's house in Jersey. Nicky has been associated with the Herb Society for many years, and was the administrator for some time. She is now writer of our occasional e-newsletter, which is intended to be delivered ...
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- July 28, 2014
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Visit Plantasia at Kew for Herb Heaven by Ruth Ridley

Herb information in abundance at Plantasia I visited Kew in the first week of June with friends, not realising that Plantasia was on. It's a really informative project, with signage everywhere, explaining the usefulness of a variety of plants. Experience the life-enhancing power of plants at the Kew Gardens Summer Plantasia Festival until 7 September 2014. Of ...
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- July 2, 2014
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Bees and insects in the garden by Ruth Ridley

Encouraging insects in the garden Did you know it was National Insect Week last week? It is well known how important insects are in the pollination of food crops, and recently honey bee colony collapse disorder has brought new fears of a decline in this vital insect. There is much information available online about encouraging ...
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- June 13, 2014
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Flowering herbs in my garden | Spring by Ruth Ridley

Many herbs in my garden are now in flower I live on the Sussex coast in a Victorian terraced cottage about a mile from the sea. I have a small town garden and try to squeeze in a few herbs wherever I can. From March onwards you can see a succession of traditional culinary herbs ...
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- June 3, 2014
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Herbs at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 by Ruth Ridley

Spotting herbs at Chelsea I was lucky enough to get a free ticket to this year's Chelsea flower show by helping out for a few hours at the Plant Heritage cloakroom. I absolutely adored all the cottage style plantings in the show gardens, many given a prairie twist by adding grasses into the mix. So for ...
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- May 21, 2014
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Chelsea Physic Garden by Ruth Ridley

A Garden of Many Medicinal Plants A couple of weeks ago I was in London for a visit to Westminster Abbey Gardens with the Herb Society London Group, and took the opportunity to continue the herb theme with a trip to Chelsea Physic Garden. It has been in the press recently with the unveiling of ...
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- May 14, 2014
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Secret Garden Sundays by Ruth Ridley

Visit the new RHS London shows Secret Garden Sundays are a new monthly event to inspire plant enthusiasts not just in growing, but also cooking, flower arranging and crafts. Join the Herb Society and many more organisations in Vincent Square on the first Sunday of every month this Summer for a wide range of stalls, ...
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- April 26, 2014
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Herb Day at Hooksgreen by Ruth Ridley

Local Herb Society Meetings One of the great benefits of becoming a member of the Herb Society is the opportunity to meet like-minded people locally and join in with events. A few weeks ago, such an event took place for the Northwest Herb Group at Hooksgreen Herbs (Stone, Staffordshire) led by Herb Society Treasurer Malcolm Dickson ...
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