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
Every Christmas, as I plant up gift baskets for customers, I delight in the warm, bright colours of the cyclamen. They serve as such luminary offerings when I have become used to the dark, December days and muted tones of the evergreen fir, holly and ivy. Cyclamen originated in the Holy land Cyclamen originated in … Read More about The Meaning of Cyclamen at Christmas
Do not underestimate the humble daisy. We may well take it for granted, mown away for the sake of a tidy lawn or passed hurriedly every day on our walks to ‘important’ places. It is rarely observed. Yet when we take the time to stop and truly notice the flower what do we see? A … Read More about Do not underestimate the Humble Daisy