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Usnea Thallus

Self help is about being prepared and knowing which plants in…

red clover (trifolium partanse)

It's always exciting in the garden at this time of year The…

turmeric (curcuma longa)

We have the good fortune of always having some home grown …

lovely bees ...

We just love these wonderful creatures. All our visitors…

burdock (arctium lappa)

As I was walking through my garden yesterday I came upon my two…

yacon (polymnia sonchifolia)

This 'survival' food is also often called jiquima, apple root…

moringa (moringa oleiefera)

If you keen to add another ‘survival plant’ to your collection,…

sage (salvia officinalis)

One herb that is a must in the garden is sage It is a storehouse…

calendula (calendula officinalis)

Calendula is a sunny must in your garden It grows easily from…

thyme (thymus vulgaris)

One of your greatest herbal allies is thyme Thyme prepares and…

stinging nettle (urtica dioica)

Herbs never cease to amaze me with their healing, nourishing…

fenugreek (trigonella foenum-graecum)

Fenugreek is one of my favourite herbs It is inexpensive,…

herb robert (geranium robertianum)

Herb robert is an annual herb that will propagate easily in your…

meadowsweet (filipendula ulmaria)

Meadowsweet is a most useful herb Propagation of the herb…

lemon balm (melissa officinalis)

Lemon balm is a must in your self-help garden It is an easy…

slippery elm (ulmus rubra)

Slippery elm was a traditional remedy used by native Americans It…

jerusalem artichoke (helianthus tuberosus)

Growing some of your food is self help Jerusalem artichoke is…

arrowroot (maranta arundinacea)

Arrowroot is another fantastic 'survival' food, containing starch…