- August 8, 2020

A Rainbow Of Colour From The Garden

Happy weekend all! This weekend, Plants and Colour gives us a run down of  natural pigments and how they are extracted from plants, touching also on their different natures. Able to be foraged or grown in UK gardens, Flora provides us with an exciting inventory of plants (including herbs) ready to become our next ...
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- June 5, 2020
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Herb of the Month: June

Written by Sara Dixon – Herb Society Member... Basil is a very versatile herb. Largely because there are over 160 varieties - that is a very large range of flavours! I hope that never again will you say 'I want/grow Basil'. From now on surely you must mention the particular flavour of Basil as well! ...
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- May 23, 2020
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Hooksgreen Herbs Open Day

Hooksgreen Herbs are delighted to announce that Barbara Wilkinson, registered Medical Herbalist and Herb Society Trustee will be giving a talk and demonstration on Saturday 23rd May during the Open Weekend at their nursery which will be open to all visitors and include refreshments of tea, coffee and homemade cakes. No booking necessary.
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- January 21, 2020
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What opportunities lie in your unused herbs?

Written by Herb Society Member Sara Dixon ‘Can you really eat a plant?’  ‘I thought herbs were just for lotions, potions and witches’ brews.’ Just 2 of the comments most frequently made as I stand on market stalls here in Northamptonshire. I don’t mind.  It is good to be able to give people a new idea ...
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- January 14, 2020
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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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- December 23, 2019
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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

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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- April 14, 2019
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Spring Plant Fair at Arley Hall

Trustees Malcolm Dickson (www.hooksgreenherbs.com) will be here selling herbs and Barbara Wilkinson will be with him to answer any questions you may have about The Herb Society. Enjoy a day out browsing the specialist plant nurseries selling unusual plants, shrubs and spring flowering bulbs and gather great ideas for your garden for the coming seasons.   Adult ...
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