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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But they’re weeds!

Written by Herb Society Member - Hilary Knowles Such was the remark made by a friend walking around my herb garden! She saw a patch of nettles nestling in a hidden corner. Dandelions were raising their sunny yellow heads in a wild patch of garden. Then there was Comfrey, all manner of plants from the Carrot family … the Umbelliferae – ...
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- March 1, 2018
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Herbs for wellbeing in Battersea Park by Ruth Ridley

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting the Herb Garden in Battersea Park which was created by the gardening charity Thrive in 2002 from a derelict space. It is divided into different sections based on the uses of the plants including areas for both men's and women's health, plants which yield natural dyes ...
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- January 11, 2018
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Herbs for our garden friends by Ruth Ridley

At this time of year us gardeners are itching to get back into the garden to start preparing for the season ahead. It's still too cold to be sowing things from seed and too early to be able to source many herbaceous perennial herbs. So instead we are focusing on planning. If you've been ...
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