Category Archives: Hedgerow

July Wildflowers – Indian Balsam

We are lucky to live by Sandwell Valley a local nature reserve with an RSPB centre and the River Tame running through it. The valley is just 5 minutes walk from our house and we often go walking there to see what flowers and animals we can find. My daughter loves to find the flowers,…

Sage Herblore

Often associated with the Autumn and Winter, it is actually late Spring and early Summer when Sage is truly at its most beautiful. It has become a common herb for cooks and one of the most popular garden herbs, however Sage also has a rich history of herb and folklore. Sage has traditionally been used…

Ramsoms – Wild Garlic

We were lucky enough to find a wonderful patch of Wild Garlic whilst roaming the woods around Kinver at the weekend. You can usually smell wild garlic before you see it, it has such a pungent aroma, however the flavor surprisingly, whilst unmistakably garlic is much softer and more subtly than the more common garlic…

A little fairy folk magic……

So Spring is everywhere arriving, and you may want to encourage the Fairies back to your garden by trying these fairy folk summoning spells. This is a wonderful little piece of magic to do with children. Last year me and my daughter made a fairy garden, and she loved every moment. When we have new…

Wild Strawberry Leaf Tea

The wild strawberry looks like a small version of the strawberry plants most people are familiar with. They grow in dry, grassy places and in open woodlands. They spread from root runners and have the same delicate white five pointed flower which develops into a scarlet berry.  They are a wonderfully pretty little plant to…