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While visiting the beach why not take a look at the plants growing in the salt marshes and the grass in the dunes. Many of these plants are edible and can be foraged and eaten.
June is a beautiful month, all green and bright when the woods look alive and fresh. Elderflowers are in bloom and can be made into fritters, champagne or gin.
Its May and the woodlands and open spaces are full of flowers. Not sure what the difference is between native and Spanish bluebells? Then read on to find out.
I love April. The leaves start to come out along with the blossom. Birds are singing, and if you are lucky, you will see your first swallow. The real evidence that spring is here. For foragers there is wild garlic now in flower and garlic mustard among other things. Look out for ducklings in the rivers and ponds.
Nature has provided us with the perfect spring tonic plants just when we need them. Here are four of them along with recipes for you to try to make the most of these wonderful plants.
In March the woods come to life, birds sing, blossom starts to come out and plants start to colonise the ground. Flowers are blooming, daffodils, primrose and dandelions remind us that the sun has not gone away. Many of these plants will be covered by others or will die down later in the year so early spring is the time to enjoy them.
I have had trouble sleeping ever since I can remember and have been on sleeping pills for years. Here is the first blog post in a series on how I come off sleeping pills and learn to sleep naturally.
My February foraging trip. Amazing to see plants just emerging from their slumber and starting the sprout. Here is a round up of what I saw.
Myths, fairy tails, legends, fables and folktales – is there any difference? This post explores the differences and similarities between them and asks if we need to differentiate or not.