bergamot

Bergamot

Bergamot Bergamot is what makes a cup of Earl Grey tea so enjoyable. Bergamot has been documented as a useful and healing plant since the 12th century in Europe. It has been used for treating fever and intestinal worms, as a disinfectant, an antidepressant, to reduce anxiety by calming the nervous system, flu, fevers and […]

oregano

Oregano

Three ways to use Oregano: 1. Add oregano to omelets, frittatas and quiches for a peppery flavor. Use in dishes in combination with garlic, thyme, parsley and olive oil to spice them up. 2. Pick a bunch of Oregano flowers and Basil leaves, place in a vase on the kitchen windowsill to act as a […]

cleaning

Thyme to clean the home

Thyme to clean the home Use fresh thyme from your garden and follow this easy recipe to have an effective herbal cleanser. Using lemon thyme will add a fresh, clean fragrance. • 2 1/2 cups water • 1 handful thyme (fresh or dried) • Vinegar • Liquid soap Boil water, add thyme. Simmer for an […]

Girl

Get your kids involved in the garden

Get your kids involved in the garden! Summer holiday is just around the corner and a good time to get the kids involved in their own veggie patch with sweetcorn, beans, peas and cherry tomatoes. Do a chess board pattern with blocks 30cm x 30cm and plant one plant in every “white” square, using the […]

cream

Soothing Herbal cream

Soothing herbal cream Gather some skin healing herbs from your garden such as Rose Geranium, Lavender and Chamomile and follow our step by step method for a soothing herbal cream. Do remember to make some space in you herb garden for Calendula, the winter herb that heals from within.

Tussie Mussie

Winter Herbs

Winter Herbs These can be added to a winter feast bouquet, tucked into napkin rings, added to sprays on side tables and tucked into the ribbons tied on presents as extra gifts from the garden. • Rosemary represents remembrance for special friends. • Lavender is a fragrant scent of the sweetness of life. • Marjoram […]

Wreath

How to Make a Living Herb Wreath

How to Make a Living Herb Wreath Material: • Wire Wreath Frame • Garden Shears • Live Herb Plants • Sphagnum Moss • Florist Wire Soak sphagnum moss in a bucket until it is moist. Cover the wreath frame with the sphagnum moss. Select perennial herbs such as rosemary, thyme, oregano, parsley, sage or tarragon. […]

dryer

Herbal Dryer Sachets

Herbal Dryer Sachets Dryer sachets are sealed fabric pouches filled with dried herbs and flowers and scented with essential oils that you throw in the dryer with each load. The heat and movement from the dryer releases the fragrances from the herbs and oils, leaving leaves your clothes with a lasting, gentle aroma. Dryer sachets […]

Dogs

Doggy Dinner Time

Doggy Dinner Time Don’t bore Fido. Try our vitamin-rich, balanced recipes to perk up your pet’s mealtime routine. • 500g chicken or turkey (combination of breasts and thighs) • 100g chicken liver • 1 large sweet potato or yam, baked and chopped • 250g broccoli florets or stalks • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley • 1/4 […]

Thyme

Thyme is a Healer

Thyme is a healer Common thyme, that is often used to flavour culinary dishes, has powerful medicinal properties and may be beneficial for digestive ailments, intestinal worms, bronchial problems, throat infections, diarrhoea and lack of appetite. Drink 3 cups of tea a day, limited to 7 consecutive days. A strong thyme infusion with some salt […]