It is a dull January day and I have to take the dogs for a walk. Thank goodness for my loyal companions because without them I would really not want to leave the house. Somehow, once I am outside, I wonder why I didn’t venture forth before. Remarkably I find that within ten minutes I … Read More about Gorse for Vitality
With this year’s drought the wild flowers have been sparse but, in our part of the world, the one which has survived determinedly is the wild carrot. Wild Carrot The root of this flower is the forefather of our current, delicious carrot, although I am told that the wild carrot is rather tough and earthy … Read More about Queen Anne’s Lace – The wildflower with a painful past.
I sit soaking up the blessings of May; the lengthening green grass speckled with wildflowers, the tuneful and varied birdsong, a light breeze and a warm sun. I admire the full, leafy hedgerows and particularly the hawthorn blossom. Hawthorn is otherwise known as May because it flowers in this month but it is often confused … Read More about Blackthorn and Hawthorn – identification, folklore and healing energies.
It’s true. I admit it. I am a tree hugger. A recent radio interview made me realise that it is not that I am hugging the tree. Rather, it is that the tree is hugging me. To be honest, I find the transference of calm and peace beyond my comprehension. I just know it works … Read More about Tree Wisdom – and why I am a tree hugger
Fairies at the Bottom of the Garden Who doesn’t love the idea that there are fairies at the bottom of the garden? Some of us have never grown out of the idea that fairies exist! For us, fairies are magical creatures who care for nature and wildlife in a similar way to that which Angels … Read More about How to Create a Fairy Garden