Author Archives: cateranherbalist

Ribwort

Ribwort (Plantago lanceolata) is a comfortingly familiar sight.  Often the heads will peek above the surrounding grasses and flowers and give you a friendly nod from their slender stem.  “It’s alright, I’m here!” it would calmly say.  And familiar is … Continue reading

Posted in Herbs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Getting to know you…

The Cateran trail comprises over sixty miles of ancient paths and cattle droves, named after the fearsome cattle thieves who utilised these rural and secluded paths.  Our new home is being built right on the trail and as we build … Continue reading

Posted in Herbs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Angelica, the protector

My garden has been offering me generous leaving gifts over the past few months.  The little Elder tree has blossomed properly for the first time.  The first bloom opened on the day I came down with a fever, providing me … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Gratitude for my alliaceous allies

Spring walks punctuated by that heady of aroma of garlic are a real moment of seasonal transition for me.  For the past couple of months this aromatic greeting has moved me from the (rather long) Scottish early Spring to the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Four little seeds…

This is the post excerpt. Continue reading

Posted in Self build, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment