Tag: Growing

Blackford Glen Medicine Garden Starting to Shape up

The last Sunday of every month a small group of us gather at our shared medicine garden in Blackford Glen. After plenty of hard work its now starting to look really beautiful. Yesterday we planted more herbs including Wood Betony, Sweet Violets, Agastache and the delicious Balm of Gilead. More photos to follow next month …

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Visit to Ninewells Community Garden

I have just completed a short placement with Ninewells Community Garden & the Occupational Therapy Department of Ninewells Hospital. The community garden sits within the grounds of the hospital and was supported in its set up by Trellis Scotland, the national social and therapeutic horticulture charity who I also work for as a Fieldworker. The …

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Dreamy Sunday at Blackford Glen

Yesterday we spent another dreamy day at the beautiful Blackford Glen herb garden. The swallows have returned and flew overhead, and we were blessed with lots of greetings from new lambs and frolicking horses. Such a beautiful place. Everything is starting to blossom now.

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A New Medicine Garden in Pilton

This last weekend in my local community garden in Pilton, North Edinburgh, we set about to create our very own medicine garden. Its a very exciting opportunity for us to share knowledge about using medicinal plants for health with a diverse range of local people, and to take a step towards more resilience and self-empowerment …

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Harvest Time!

Another scorching day in Edinburgh today! Perfect weather for harvesting Marigold blossoms (Calendula officinalis) to dry. Once the petals have dried, I’ll probably make them into an infused Calendula oil, which is fabulous for the skin, and can be used to make healing ointments for all manner of complaints. I will post a profile on …

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Blackford Glen Herb Garden

A small bunch of us in Edinburgh have started looking after this little patch of land attached to a farm in Blackford Glen. For those from further afield, a glen is a valley, and this glen sits between the beautiful Hermitage of Braid and the Braid Hills. A very special place for a herb garden! …

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