Herb of the Month: Violet

Viola odorata. Sweet, sweet violet. I can’t think of a better plant to represent February. Becoming more and more obsessed with the language of flowers, violets speak of delicate love, affection, modesty, faith, nobility, intuition and dignity – perfectly fitting in with the overwhelming theme of February – Valentines. It’s heart-shaped leaves seem to add to…

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Starting the year with a flower?

At the start of the new year there is always a rage about “new beginnings”. Out with the old. In with the new. But last week I was listening to the radio and the presenter was asking, not about what new things you would like to start in 2017, but what good things started in…

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