Tag: Calluna vulgaris

Ling, Tea and Cornish Folklore

Ling, Tea and Cornish Folklore

I recently visited the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle in North Cornwall. It was a humbling experience and a mixture of information about old folklore practices, wise women and men and myths and images of the ‘witch’. I left with the knowledge of how lucky…

Make your own Wild Moorland Tea

Make your own Wild Moorland Tea

As August has been unfolding I have been sneaking up to the moors and delighting in the tinges of purple, pinks and yellow as the heath-land takes on its late-summer coat. Bell heather¬† (Erica cinerea) is the first to appear with her larger purple bell-shaped…