Harebell – a widely distributed bellflower with slender stems and pale blue flowers in late summer. Harebells seem delicate, but they are deceptively tough and resilient.
Betony – is commonly known as common hedgenettle, betony, purple betony, wood betony, bishopwort, or bishop’s wort. Wood Betony has an enduring reputation as a protective plant and is becoming less common as the edges of our natural woodlands retreat.
Hello, I’m Haile, I live in a little house with my lovely family in the center of England. It’s pretty urban round here, but there are plenty of green spaces if you know where to look and we are always looking. We have a small suburban garden, a half plot organic allotment and a little clutch of chickens.
Harebell and Betony is a home herbal journal with other magical and seasonal whims. We try our best to live a seasonal life by eating local and fresh and growing our own food and herbs where we can. I follow the seasons of the natural world and the moon and make recipes and natural potions from herbs and hedgerows for my family and for myself. I read Tarot cards, enjoy folklore from near and far and I believe in the power of nature to renew and nourish.
This is an eclectic, seasonal collection of recipes, thoughts and ideas. Thank you so much for visiting you are most welcome.
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