Happy Herbal Days

Do you know that glow? The one you have when you emerge from a few hours surrounded by plants and herby wisdom? It’s a glow of possibility and positivity. A visit to Jekka’s Herb Farm created that glow for me.   Herbetum  If you’ve ever felt slightly cheated by the disappointing selection of plants in the standard ...
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- July 12, 2016
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The Blackden Trust Herb Collaboration by Ruth Ridley

Herb Talk at the Old Medicine House The Herb Society has many local groups and a list of speakers available to give talks on a variety of herb-related topics. Sue Hughes, Trustee of the Herb Society delivered a presentation to the Tatton Garden Society at the Blackden Trust on 30 June.  The Blackden Trust manages ...
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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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- 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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