Tag: lemon

Calendula and Lemon Balm Tea – a welcome to Spring!

Calendula and Lemon Balm Tea – a welcome to Spring!

It is undeniable – there’s an undercurrent rising in the soil, teasing seeds awake, nudging dormant perennial roots, and tickling growth buds on shrubs and trees. It’s the feeling of spring, and although the Lady herself (whether you name her Ēostre, Flora, Yarylo, Thallo, or…

Newsletter – October 2016

Newsletter – October 2016

It’s Bee Aware Month again, so a reminder of which herbs and flowers to plant to feed our bees, and continuing on the theme – herb infused honeys as well as a bit of information on lemon scented herbs for the garden. Enjoy! October 2016

Basil (Ocimum spp)

There is such a large variety of basil available! From sweet to spicy cinnamon or lip-smacking lemon flavoured, some are small-leaved and bushy while others make large lettuce-like leaves, there are bright green or deep purple leaves, some with frilly edges and others with straight margins. Used as a culinary and medicinal herb since the earliest times, it is still very much in vogue today, and is perhaps one of the most commonly known culinary herbs.

 

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus)

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) Lemongrass oil can be used as a lure when trapping bee swarms. Description A densely clumping perennial grass with cane-like stems and linear arching leaves that can reach up to 1.8m in height. Greenish flowers with a red tinge are borne in clusters in…