herbs

Plants Bants, Valentine’s Day Edition: Borage

Valentine’s day is unavoidable. It really is. It’s everywhere. Cards. Chocolates. Cuddly Toys. Sexy undies. Sexy undies everywhere. Flowers. So many bunches of flowers. So many roses. So many sad, supermarket carnations. I have a bit of a pathetic secret, I’ve never been bought flowers by a man. Never. Not once. Which is a hell …

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Fiona Gets Flu: Garden Remedies for Colds & Flu

It’s been a miserable few days chéz Fiona. I’ve been struck down with the flu. The black death ain’t got nothin on me this week. I’ve spent the past few days veering wildly between being hot and cold, my nose is blocked, I’ve a sore throat, cough, headache, fever, muscle aches and I have the …

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How To Grow Lavender

Botanical name: Lavandula Flowering time: SummerHeight & spread: 30cm-1m height, 30cm-1.5m spread Lavender is probably my favourite plant in my garden. It’s beautiful, easy to grow and smells amazing. Lavender is best when planted late spring/early summer, ideally in May. Like many other herbs, it does well in most soils once it gets full sun and moderately good drainage. …

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