Tag: Blackford Herb Garden

Sunny Afternoons at the Blackford Glen Medicine Garden

This year we’ll be redeveloping our Blackford Glen Medicine Garden into distinct areas which represent systems of the body and corresponding medicinal plants which can be used to support those systems. We are mostly choosing to use plants which are native or naturalised in Scotland, with some commonly cultivated medicinal imports, and then also some …

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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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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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Exciting Developments this Spring

I am very pleased to have a number of herbal projects lining up this spring, which I am really looking forward to cracking on with. The first is another attempt to form a small herb growing collective around our wee patch at Blackford Glen. So far this is going much better than last year when …

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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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