potions

On this harvest moon…

At this time of year, gathering food to store from my garden and allotment in the warm, golden light of the afternoons (weather permitting!!), I always think how for our ancestors this must have been a time of celebration, busy-ness and uncertainty – so much to harvest, prepare and preserve!

Elderflower extravaganza!

The hedgerows are filled with creamy elderflowers. It’s time to forage! ¬†Choose elderflower heads that are in full blossom and at their most fragrant to make delicious drinks, skin care and preserves.

Horsetail potions

Some comfort perhaps for those who are dealing with horsetail in their gardens and allotments … at least it is useful!