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A little on Alchemilla

Most people will recognise this medicinal plant – Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla xanthoclora). It’s commonly grown in gardens across Ireland. The are over 15 species including out native Hairy Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla filicaulis) and the more common garden species Alchemilla mollis and they can all interbreed making identification of specific species hard. 

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Homemade Herbal Vinegars

 Herbal vinegars are a wonderful way to create tonics and remedies from your medicinal herbs and wild plants. We make ours with apple cider vinegar which has its own healing properties, making it a great menstruum for herbal extractions… and anyone can do this at home for themselves.

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Isolation in the ivywood woodland

 In many ways it’s been a wonderful time of year to be isolated at Ivywood!  We moved here 1 and a half years ago so are still very much only getting to know this magical woodland and the beings that share it with us.

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