June is a green and luscious time in the woods. Plants are really starting to grow. This June has had very mixed weather. As lock down is slowly eased there have been some beautiful sunny days but also lots of rain – which is great for plants. My garden is now full of...
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.
If you go into the woods in January this is what you will see.
Just lately I have been thinking about change. Some of the people close to me have been going through big changes and it has got me thinking about what makes me happy, how I can feel more content in life and looking at what I have to change to make this happen.