- 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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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

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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- April 23, 2016
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Book review | A Handful of Herbs by Segall, Pickford and Hammick

A Handful of Herbs A modern herb book When I received this book from the publisher, I was immediately tempted to flick through, drawn in by the lovely photography by Caroline Arber and William Lingwood. A Handful of Herbs has the subtitle Inspiring ideas for gardening, cooking and decorating your home with herbs. It is divided into sections ...
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