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Willow Apprenticeship Meeting


I met with my Willow Apprenticeship Group this afternoon and as usual had a wonderful and enriching time with them.

I took a few photos whilst we were out and about…

Skullcap (Sculletaria sp.) in the woods. It is best to harness the powers of this bitter labiate, actually at the plant. So take . . . → Read More: Willow Apprenticeship Meeting

365 Frankendael day 132

Herb finder

Here’s a plant my daughter found today, next to bike racks on the Hugo de Vrieslaan. It’s  an edible herb called Redshank (Polygonum persicaria). Often, it has the splotchy arrow sort of mark on the leaves, sometimes not. The surest way to identify it is by the flower and there are plenty of those around . . . → Read More: 365 Frankendael day 132

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Angelica archangelica seeds

I collected some more seeds today, from edible, medicinal and beautiful perennials in Park Frankendael. The only wild Angelica that I know of there set and spread its seed in the water some time ago but this beauti in the maintained herb garden is just ripe. I harvested just a tiny proportion of the . . . → Read More: 365 Frankendael day 97

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Burdock flowers developing

I’ve been preparing for the next Urban Herbology walk today so here are several photos and not much chat…

Developing cobweb-spirally Burdock flowers.

The Middenweg Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum) continues to grow despite being reported to the council. Apparently it’s not a risk to the public because it is growing in the green . . . → Read More: 365 Frankendael day 46


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