Hollyhock Envy

There is something missing in my garden. Actually, there’s lots missing. In Spring it was filled with tulips, narcissi and hyacinths  from all the bulbs I planted last autumn. In early summer there were alliums and peonies. But now it is looking a bit bare and what I crave to fill it most of all…

Take Comfrey

‘Knitbone’, ‘bruisewort’, ‘boneset’ and ‘knit back’; these are just some of the folk names given to Comfrey, hinting at its long history as a medicinal herb. It was widely used to promote the healing of wounds and fractures, hence its common name, which is a corruption of the Latin ‘con firma’, alluding to the plant’s ability to…