- 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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- July 17, 2020
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Identifying, growing and using herbs

This course will help you identify useful hedgerow herbs, decide what to cultivate at home and learn about, harvesting, drying, and storing them as well as using them in simple remedies or cookery ingredients. There will be time to explore the garden and – weather permitting – local hedgerows
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- June 4, 2020
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All about Sweet Cicely

Written by Julia Russell - Herb Society member and practising herbalist (AMH member)   Sweet Cicely (Myrrhis odorata) is currently flowering along hedgerows, byways, field margins and on river banks in the Northern British Isles.   A word of caution if foraging for this plant, as it is a member of the carrot family (Apiaceae); a family including ...
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- May 26, 2020
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Wild rose (Rosa canina)

Written by Nicky Westwood - Herb Society Trustee I photographed these in the dunes whilst walking on the west coast of Jersey with a friend.  It was wonderful to see how many flowering herbs had settled naturally there.  The hips (fruit) are noted for their high element of Vitamin C.  As a post war child, ...
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- May 11, 2020
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Hawthorn Blossom Pudding

Written by Kristine De Block - NIMH Medical Herbalist & Herb Society Member... Hawthorn is in bloom at the moment, so it is the perfect time to harvest and use this extraordinary and beautiful medicinal herb. Medical herbalists have long used hawthorn berries, leaves and flowers for the physical and emotional heart. It truly is ...
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- April 18, 2020
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Alexanders

Written by Nicky Westwood - Herb Society Trustee How lovely to celebrate the spring and take the time, as we can now in this period of Covid-19, to look around us and enjoy the herbs that grow wild in our area. The field next door to me is currently full of Alexanders.  They love their ...
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- September 12, 2019
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Autumn Harvest Remedy Making

Autumn Harvest Remedy Making Workshop: Botanicals to Boost you through Winter* In autumn nature provides us with a vibrant array of plants, berries and roots that we can use to help fight off and treat those winter coughs and colds. Learn from medical herbalist Davina how to gather and use this glorious autumn harvest to make ...
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