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Gardening and the 5 ways to wellbeing

Gardening and the 5 ways to wellbeing

Published: 22nd Apr 2021

How five actions recommended by the NHS can be used in the garden to promote mental good health and wellbeing.

Providing support with growing kits

Providing support with growing kits

Published: 12th Mar 2021

A couple of weeks ago I put together some growing kits for the Wellbeing Support Team and their clients at Emmanuel House Support Centre. Can you help me to make more?

My journey to Social and Therapeutic Horticulture

My journey to Social and Therapeutic Horticulture

Published: 13th Feb 2021

From the first time I noticed the positive effects of gardening to learning how to deliver it as a therapeutic process to others.

Rose infused hand salve…and plant nostalgia

Rose infused hand salve…and plant nostalgia

Published: 31st Aug 2020

Making a rose infused hand salve takes me back many years through the strong connections plants create.

That thing you’re feeling… It’s biophilia

That thing you’re feeling… It’s biophilia

Published: 10th May 2020

If like me you find reassurance, calm and restoration among plants and trees then you'll know how real that connection is. That thing you're feeling is biophilia.

Windowsill herb pesto

Windowsill herb pesto

Published: 6th Apr 2020

I once heard a chef on Radio 4 say that to make pesto you can use any green herb, any nuts and any cheese. With windowsill herbs and cupboard ingredients, here goes!

The first rose - Primrose

The first rose - Primrose

Published: 28th Mar 2020

It isn't a rose at all, not even in the same family but wow does this beauty deserve the title. Here's a shout out to the humble, dainty primrose.

Gorse flower cordial

Gorse flower cordial

Published: 29th Feb 2020

When gorse is out of bloom, kissing is out of season. When gorse is in bloom, make refreshing gorse flower cordial and floral ice.

On Flowers by Amy Merrick

On Flowers by Amy Merrick

Published: 16th Feb 2020

I heard Amy say in a podcast that she had waited nearly a decade to write this book. What she has created is testament to doing something at the right time for the most perfect result.

The connections plants make

The connections plants make

Published: 15th Feb 2020

I don't think it's any accident that when we make connections with plants, we make connections with each other. Plants and flowers soften us in a way that's quite unique.