Home Sweet Home With Herbs

At this time of year it is appropriate to reflect that herbs are the most generous of plants, with a cornucopia for gifts for the gardener. Plant a herb garden and you have at your fingertips plants that flavour food, heal common ailments, lift the spirits, help dull hair to shine, keep pets happy, perfume […]

Spring Cleaning With Herbs

Home-made household cleaners using herbs and other natural products are safer, inexpensive and better for the environment than chemically-based cleaning products. Lavender (Lavandula spp) Lavender derives its name from lavare, which means ‘to wash’ in Latin, and its earliest uses included cleaning clothes, furniture and the human body! The leaves also have anti-bacterial properties. Growing […]