Keriberry, Rubus rugosus

Another brambleberry, just like blackberry or raspberry, but much more vigorous. Grows fast to an impressive size, good to hide an old shed or and ugly wall. You will need a strong trellis for support. The leaves are big and look quite  different to other brambleberries. Keriberry fruit is very late and larger than the … Read more Keriberry, Rubus rugosus

African Dream Herb Silene Capensis

Silene Capensis

No, I haven’t used the African Dream Herb so far but maybe I should.  Shouldn’t we all care more for our dreams? This herb is said to induce  spectacular vivid dreaming. It was used for millennia by the African Xhosa shamans. The dreams were regarded as healing guidance and knowledge, a present from the ancestors. … Read more African Dream Herb Silene Capensis

Yomogi; Artemisia princeps – the Artemisia used for Moxibustion and Mochi, 50 mm pot

yomogi

Do contain the yomogi plant it is a very agressive grower! Grow it in a pot, not in the garden! This is the famous Japanese artemisia used esxtensively in in moxibustion, Japanese folk medicine and to flavour the dish ‘mochi’.Yomogi is an excellent smudging plant producing a smooth and cooling smoke that purifies the air … Read more Yomogi; Artemisia princeps – the Artemisia used for Moxibustion and Mochi, 50 mm pot

Yerba Mansa, Anemopsis California

Pretty plant for shallow water. Very wet soil or shallow water, spreading groundcover, tolerates alkaline soil, sand, clay, no drainage and seasonal flooding. Deciduous, does well in pots. Traditional usage (American Indian, TWM): colds, arthritis athlete’s foot, wound dressing.

Wormwood Roman, Artemisia pontica, bare rooted

Roman Wormwood

Smaller than the common wormwood, 60 x 60cm, hardy, full sun, drought tolerant, may be deciduous in colder regions; Strengthens the stomach; For colds; Milder in its properties and less bitter in its properties than the common wormwood; Ingredient in the liqueur Vermouth.