March in the ‘Herb Larder’ – Wild Rocket and a wealth of different Lavender flavours

Written by Sara Dixon - Herb Society Member If you are still with me on building your 'Herb Larder' in the garden, in pots, on the allotment - then let's carry on!   Two herbs.  Contrasting experiences on the tongue!  The feistiness of Wild Rocket.  The sweetness of the various types of Lavenders. Ideal for March - ...
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My Herbology Journey Begins

Written by Dr Annie Leonard - Herb Society Trustee... I always wanted to learn more about herbs so when I retired, I researched possible courses ….  I didn’t want to become a Medical Herbalist, I just wanted to learn more, partly on-line and partly face-to-face! I found my perfect course; the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh ...
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“Garlick maketh a man wynke, drynke, and stynke”

Traditionally and historically garlic is best known for its use in cooking for flavouring many dishes including stews, pasta sauces, casseroles and curries.   Eaten raw this herb strengthens the immune system, but some might say “at a price!”  One such person was Thomas Nash, who once said, “Garlick maketh a man wynke, drynke, and ...
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- September 16, 2019

Lady of The Meadow

Written by Herb Society Member - Niki Senior I’ve just undertaken my weekly ten miles round trip to the nearest village post office with a car boot full of parcels for customers of Norfolk Organics, however my usual trip was made all the more enjoyable due to a herbal discovery. I am lucky enough to live ...
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- September 16, 2019

Wild plants around Jersey

Written by Herb Society Council Member - Nicky Westwood Jersey is an irregular shape but is approximately 6 miles by 11.  We have sandy shores around three sides, and cliffs on the north.  This tendency to face the sun has made us an excellent island for growing, and we are renowned for our tomatoes and ...
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Herbal Retox!

Written by Herb Society Member - Helen Miller   I want to learn more about herbs. But where to start? There's a massive amount of information out there – websites, books, magazines, courses, blogs. And which topic – growing herbs, herbal medicine, cooking with herbs, using herbs in art and craft projects, fermenting herbs, foraging for herbs, ...
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