- November 10, 2017
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Three herbs to try today by Ruth Ridley

If you are new to herbs the range and variety of plants can sometimes be a little overwhelming. Here is a simple guide to show you how to easily incorporate three very effective herbs. You might even have some of these growing in your garden or in your kitchen herb rack! 1. Chamomile Chamomile (Matricaria recutita) ...
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- June 13, 2017

In praise of rocket by Ruth Ridley

The herb rocket The herb rocket, Eruca sativa, is my favourite salad item. It is easy to grow, and in my opinion has a much more interesting flavour than lettuce, being slightly peppery. I think it's great on pizza, or teamed with steak and new potatoes as an alternative to peas and chips. Being high in ...
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- April 22, 2017
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New faces at the Herb Society by Ruth Ridley

The Herb Society welcomes three new trustees This year we have been very lucky to attract three new committee members to the Herb Society. This is very important for us as the more help we get, the more we can do! Introducing Fay Chapman If you like herbs and are on Facebook, you may have come across ...
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- March 30, 2017
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The Herb Society’s 90th Birthday by Ruth Ridley

This year sees the ninetieth anniversary of the formation of the Herb Society. In 1927 Hilda Leyel (1880 - 1957) founded the Society of Herbalists, which would later become the Herb Society, with the aim of supporting the practice of herbal medicine in Britain. For more about this fascinating lady, who did many charitable works, ...
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- January 25, 2017
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Cloves for toothache by Ruth Ridley

Using cloves as an anesthetic My husband had toothache a few weeks ago, and while he awaited his appointment at the dentist, he resorted to local application of an occasional drop of the well-known anesthetic, clove oil. At the same time, I had a sore throat and asked if it could help that too. He ...
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- September 29, 2016
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Internet resources for herb enthusiasts by Ruth Ridley

Herbs around the web The web is a great place to find information but there are almost too many places to look! Here are some favourite places for finding out about herbs. Our Herb Society pages Our new website The new and improved Herb Society site is now up and running at herbsociety.org.uk - so do check out ...
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- June 19, 2016
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Self-seeding herbs by Ruth Ridley

Live and let live in the garden Many flowering herbs do have a tendency to set seed, often in the most unlikely places. In my garden, I believe in letting seedlings stay where they are until I can identify them! Wall herbs Herb robert, Geranium Robertianum, readily self-seeds into cracks in the wall, and was traditionally used for ...
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- May 20, 2016

Herb Society events 2016 by Ruth Ridley

It's May and the sun is shining on herb gardens around the country A great time of year to get out and about for herbal inspiration RHS Flower Shows Chelsea Flower Show this year is 24-28 May. The Herb Society doesn't take a stand at this event, but we can guarantee a profusion of herbs! For example ...
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