Herbal Haven Newsletter July/August 2011

Welcome to the July/August newsletter. We seem to have lost the summer here in Essex. It hasn’t rained that much but the days are mostly cloudy and cool. A lot of herbs tend come to flower this month despite our best efforts to keep everything young and bushy looking. This is especially true of the mints, marjoram’s, catnip, thymes and savories. They...

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Herbal Haven Newsletter June 2011

Welcome to the Herbal Haven June newsletter. It has finally rained here in the Southeast. Yesterday Sunday, it poured over most of the country and though it was particularly miserable standing behind a stall during the downfall, it is still very much welcomed as the ground badly needed some moisture. Watering Zsuzsa’s allotment by watering can whilst she went...

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Herbal Haven Newsletter May 2011

Hi and welcome to the May 2011 newsletter. It has been a fantastic spring so far with lots of long hot sunny days. The bank holidays have kept us very busy over the last couple of weeks as there have been lots of shows to attend. It has been lovely to be on a stall over a sunny Easter. We have had some pretty grim weather, including snow in previous years. Lots...

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March Newsletter 2010

Welcome to what has, so far, been a pretty chilly March. The tunnels are full to overflowing now but the plants in the unheated tunnels are struggling to put on much growth, the exception being the salad herbs, such as mizuna, which are growing nicely. We have had a bit of a problem with shrews over the winter and this spring. Shrew Nibbled Chervil During December...

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