The Journal

A collection of posts on gardening, herbalism, slow parenting and nature connection.

How to Prune and Pinch out Tomatoes

How to Prune and Pinch out Tomatoes

I recently uploaded a reel on my Instagram account on how to pinch out your tomatoes 🍅 We have a whole side of our polytunnel dedicated to tomatoes and keeping on-top of the maintenance is really important for their health and success. With the weather getting warmer...

How to Make a Sun Tea

How to Make a Sun Tea

A Sun Tea Recipe to Celebrate MidsummerThere’s nothing quite like sipping a gently warmed sun tea to appreciate the beauty of the garden and the magic of midsummer. A sun tea uses the power of the sun to gentle infuse the herbs into the water and it works so well with...

Lemon & Poppy Seed Cake recipe for Spring

Lemon & Poppy Seed Cake recipe for Spring

With spring and its themes of emergence, new life and seeds, I thought the perfect cake for the season would be a lemon and poppy seed cake. The citrus yellow lemon is a very uplifting addition perfect for the spring mood and the poppy seeds are the nod to the shift...

A Ritual of Balance for Spring

A Ritual of Balance for Spring

With March being the month of the spring equinox I like to muse over this idea of balance within our own lives. Balance is never a static point. Its a constant state of adjustment, which can be a useful thing to remember, especially if you tend to be a perfectionist...

A Live Chat with Looby Macnamara

A Live Chat with Looby Macnamara

Today I virtually joined Looby Macnamara from my poly tunnel for a 20minute chat about permaculture, cultural emergence and her new kickstarter campaign. I came across Looby through Applewood Permaculture, where last year I completed my Permaculture Design Certificate...

Design your Life with Permaculture – Holistic Life Planning

Design your Life with Permaculture – Holistic Life Planning

With late winter’s themes of transition and rebirth this is actually the time of year that I prefer to use for planning the year ahead, vision boarding and brewing up ideas. I feel it matches the energy of nature more than in mid-winter or January when I'd much rather...

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