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18th May 2022

Lily of the Valley 

MAY’S FLOWER Fairy bells, Our Lady’s Tears, May Lily and Jacob’s Ladder. These dainty bell-shaped flowers ring in the month of May. And while at first glance they seem sweet and cute, the history and folklore of this flower reveals another side of these blooms. We’re going to take you on a bit of a […]

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9th May 2022

Dandelion – Taraxacum officinale

The sunny faces that will never give up! ⠀ The regal dandelion in all its visual and medicinal glory. Common names: bitterwort, blow-ball, cankerwort, clockflower, lion’s tooth, piss-in-bed, pissinlit, priest’s crown, puffball, swine’s snout, telltime Plant family: Asteraceae / daisy Astrological ruler:  Jupiter and the Sun The modern Latin or scientific name, Taraxacum officinale, has reference to the plant’s […]

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9th May 2022

Chickweed – Stellaria media

  Our Vegetable patch is filled with the lush plant chickweed, an annual flowering plant in the carnation family Caryophyllaceae. The beauty has self-seeded amongst the carrots and beetroots, this super food is perfect for adding to the morning juice or chopped up as a pot herb to get those essential greens into the diet. A creeping, […]

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9th May 2022

Sweet Pea flower of April

Lathyrus odoratus Sweet peas are definitely the kind of flowers faeries sleep in – go check them out and see if you can find a fairy or two! You’re such a sweet pea. The term rings true for so many people, but the origin comes from the namesake itself, the darling sweet pea plant, the […]

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9th May 2022

Daffodils the Flower of March

Spring has Sprung:    If there is a flower that radiates the look and feel of the sun after the long months of winter, it’s the daffodil. This beautiful flower is a perennial bulb, so it will return year after year – Laying dormant during the colder temperatures and bursting with bright life when the […]

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9th May 2022

SNOWDROPS

Snowdrop Flower of February  The glorious snowdrop is an iconic flower that is not just a pretty sight.  There is so much more depth to this delicate winter beauty that signals to us Spring by making an appearance! Known as  the ‘Fair Maid of February’ lets take a close look at these familiar flowers… The flower has mythology as […]

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9th May 2022

Carnation flower of January

 January can be a particularly grey and wet month here in the UK, the merriment of the winter solstice and yule celebrations, the turning of the year and popping of bubbly, leaves space for this first month of the year…..where people often are making promises to themselves to be better, making resolutions to improve aspects […]

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9th May 2022

Herbs for Circulation

What is Circulation? Our bodies are incredible – a plethora of different actions are taking place every moment, even when we rest and sleep. The circulatory system is the transport system of our bodies, it comprises of arteries, veins and capillaries. A 60,000-mile super highway! Our amazing beating heart is kind of like the central station, […]

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9th May 2022

Tree Medicine

3 favourite trees and their magic, folklore and medicine. They shade us, they tower over us, they provide the most valuable life source humans need to exist: oxygen. Trees are a symbol of life. As they provide our life’s breath, they also pull carbon dioxide from the air, reducing pollution.  This is no small token in the current […]

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