Red Clover

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) I think of it as the herb of fertility, rising from the earth in glorious shaped leaves with a bird in flight printed on each leaf. When in bloom many little bright pink trumpet like flowers erupt in a glorious pom pom that reminds me of ovaries bursting into sweet life… Read More

Bluebell

Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) Also known as English bluebell, British bluebell, wild hyacinth, wood bell, fairy flower and bell bottle I know I know, it’s NOT an edible and it is POISONOUS and there isn’t much known on its medicinal properties except that scientists are looking at it as a potential medicine for HIV and some cancers. As a… Read More

Ribwort Plantain

Ribwort Plantain (plantago lanceolata) Also known as Common Plantain, Narrow Leaf Plantain, Ripple Grass, English plantain, narrowleaf plantain, ribwort plantain, ribleaf and lamb’s tongue, Waybread, Waybroad, Snakeweed, Cuckoo’s Bread, Englishman’s Foot, White Man’s Footprint. A hardy little helper this one, considered a weed by many. It reminds me of a very worthy, healthy, calloused-handed woman who… Read More

Loving my body

I’m naked in the mossy woods. The huge tree behind is holding me and everything feels so peaceful, outside me and inside me. I realised when sitting here that I love my body and I love me. I don’t mean I love my body because I have reached what’s seen as the perfect waist hip… Read More

Herb Robert

Herb Robert (Geranium Robertian) Also known as Red Robin, stinking bob, Death come quickly, Storksbill, Dove’s Foot, Crow’s Foot, Fox Geranium, felonwort, bloodwort or Robert Geranium. Is a geranium in the Cranesbill family. This plant always draws me to its being by the way it so often grows from the cracks in cement, in walls, amongst rocks… Read More

Primrose

What does this plant say to me? – Spring spring spring! Primrose is a flowering plant in the family Primulaceae. Also known as Primula Vulgaris, Common Primrose and English Primrose, Butter Rose, Jack in Box and Jack-in-the-Green. The Primrose is one of the first flowers to appear after what feels like a long dark winter.… Read More

Magnolia

Ancient Magnolia you truly are stunning, feminine and breathtaking. At this time of year ( in late March and through April ) when the Magnolia trees are blooming, their huge flowers that can be as big as my face are reaching into the sky like white, pink and purple flames, stroking the air with beauty and dazzling… Read More

Hawthorn

Hawthorn (Crataegus oxyacantha) Im so happy and my heart is warmed by the sight of Hawthorn berries appearing like bright jewels among lichen covered thorny branches along the hedgerows, on the Moors and through the forest. I love Hawthorn for the magical quality it holds, for its leaves, flowers and berries that contain such wonderful… Read More