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Early Spring at the Allotment

  This morning was sunny and bright and I was looking forward to spending some time down at my allotment. I  had carved the time out of my crowded diary four weeks ago and I was delighted to see that … Continue reading

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Couch Grass – a Welcome Crop in My Garden

Yesterday I had an hour after my clinic to do some work in the garden.  I planned to dig over a fallow bed and was delighted to find that it contained a good crop of Couch grass.  I know that … Continue reading

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Gathering Eyebright – Precious Medicine for the Eyes

Eyebright (Euphrasia spp) is a fascinating semi parasitic plant which grows on old grassland and heaths.  It needs an undisturbed habitat and is therefore no longer very common. I am lucky then that it grows in abundance in a small … Continue reading

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Gathering Raspberry Leaf – A Herb Under the Dominion of Venus

Today I gathered Wild Raspberry Leaf.  This is widely known as a herb to take during pregnancy in order to tone the uterus and help strengthen the efficiency of contractions during labour.  Rich in iron, it is excellent as a … Continue reading

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Gathering Avens – A Herb of Many Talents

Today I harvested a little Avens (Geum urbanum).  Also known as Herb Bennet, it grows plentifully in my garden so I don’t have to go far for it.  According to herbal lore this plant is collected when the flowers are … Continue reading

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Gathering Hawthorn Blossom – A Herb for the Heart

I am relieved to have been able to make a start on the gathering of Hawthorn blossom today.  I use a lot of Hawthorn in my clinic so during the brief period that it is in flower I need to … Continue reading

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Herb Foraging Courses – Reclaiming an Ancient Dying Art

It’s wonderful how things work out, when they are meant to.  Last weekend I had a phone call, out of the blue, from someone asking if I ever offered herb foraging and identification courses. I should explain that I am … Continue reading

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