Tag Archives: Folklore

Sage Herblore

Often associated with the Autumn and Winter, it is actually late Spring and early Summer when Sage is truly at its most beautiful. It has become a common herb for cooks and one of the most popular garden herbs, however Sage also has a rich history of herb and folklore. Sage has traditionally been used…

Celebrating the Winter Solstice….

Yule is the first Sabbat of the Wiccan Year (New Year being Samhain/Halloween) and is the Winter Solstice. The Solstice is the shortest day and the longest night and sits opposite Litha – Midsummer in the wheel of the turning year. The Solstice will fall on Tuesday 22nd December this year in the Northern Hemisphere.…

A guide to Winter Herbs…..

Many evergreens and herbs are still going strong in the garden, here is a quick guide to what to harvest and what they can be used for…. Aloe Vera – you might be lucky to have one of these inside, if so you can cut the leaves and apply the oozing gel directly to sooth…

Garden Spells……

This is an extract from a book I read last year, it was quite a sentimental book, not something I would usually read but I did enjoy it and adored the tiny section at the back that gave just a few sentences on which flowers and petals to use in cooking at a dinner party…

November Folklore

‘November always seemed to me the Norway of the Year’ Emily Dickinson November begins with the sun in Scorpio and ends in the sign of Sagittarius (Astrology). Astronomically speaking, the sun actually begins in the constellation of Libra, passes through Scorpius from approximately the 24th through the 29th and ends in the constellation of Ophiuchus,…