November: Starting seeds for the witch’s garden

Helleborus foetidus

Helleborus orientalis Blue Metallic Lady

Today I received a bunch of seeds I bought from a UK place I’ve mentioned before, Plant World. I’ve ordered from them a couple times in the past and have had varying success. I like their selection of variegated this and that, like variegated borage, which […]

More seeds I’ll be growing out this year

I ordered seeds for the shop the other day and took the opportunity to get some packets to grow out myself, things that are not really available wholesale or that I’d just like to have a look at. First, foxgloves. In the past I’ve tried growing Digitalis obscura and Digitalis parviflora, but I always bought […]

Some thoughts on flying ointments

The Scullery Maid and The Witch of Forest Grove inspired me to post about flying ointments. Being a plant head, how could I help being interested in what might comprise a flying ointment? And being a former academic, how could I not research it into the ground? I have extensive notes to include in the […]