Sensual, alluring, soft, strong, enticing Rose is linked with love, forgiveness, sex and femininity. I love Rose but in the past I had discarded it thinking it belonged in stuffy gardens that I couldn’t crawl around in, I preferred the nettles and the mugwort, the dandelions and the plantain. But over the years I have… Read More


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

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