I talk a little bit about 'the birds and the bees' and focus on 5 pollinator-friendly plants - globe artichoke, sunflowers, butterfly bush, honeysuckle and buttercups.
5 indicator plants at Henbant
If you want to know something about your soil or habitat there's a lot you can learn from the wild plants that grow there. These are just five at Henbant - fat hen, docks, dandelion, sticky weed and yarrow.
5 prevalent perennials at Henbant
With the changing seasons I've been admiring the wide variety of dominant plants that take over the meadows, including bracken, bluebells, red clover, foxgloves and gorse.
5 edible wild plants at Henbant
We've been enjoying some wild flavours here at Henbant and I wanted to share them with you. Discover the joys of elderflower, nettle, sorrel, wild garlic and pineapple weed.
Transformation at Henbant
The seasons have changed, crops have grown and campers are rolling in. It feels like life is buzzing here at Henbant.
Meeting the team, forest walking, rescuing chickens and weeding
The team walked the land at Henbant, weeded the market garden, rescued a few chickens and re-created Wes Anderson's Life Aquatic.
Tagetes patula (French marigold)
Tagetes patula (French marigold) brightens up any garden and holds many spiritual and wellbeing properties.
Saving Tagetes patula (French marigold) seeds
I had a great time collecting the seed heads of these Tagetes patula (French marigolds) and then popping them open to reveal the match-stick like contents when I got home!
October garden joural
I get a rare glimpse of an urban fox, thank nature for its many gifts and appreciate the blooms of my house plants.
September garden journal
I get back in the community garden, harvest the fruit and veg and discover a rather unusual trombone squash.