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by ItalianBee
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Arnica
Replies: 13
Views: 5944

Re: Arnica

Whitehorse, I found your suggestion fascinating, so I dissolved some Epsom salts in water and then whisked it with my arnica-St. John's wort ointment. I have to shake it before I use it, because as you pointed out the salts don't dissolve in oil. It's hard to know if the massage is helping more than...
by ItalianBee
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: First aid for rosemary plant
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Re: First aid for rosemary plant

Just wanted to check back and say that Rosemary is thriving! I did cut off all the apparently dead stuff (as well as trying your suggestions), which seemed to help her breathe, and she is loving the sunshine.
by ItalianBee
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: First aid for rosemary plant
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Re: First aid for rosemary plant

Thanks, Lady A. I will try the infusion.

If anything I think the new soil may hold the water too long - rosemary likes it fairly dry. I've always watered it from the top, and it's done fine, but maybe with the new soil it would prefer being watered from the bottom.
by ItalianBee
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: First aid for rosemary plant
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Re: First aid for rosemary plant

I've never thought of fermented nettle infusion - can you tell me how to make that?

It's in new very rich soil, because I had to repot it, and I worried about the soil being too rich.
by ItalianBee
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: First aid for rosemary plant
Replies: 8
Views: 801

Re: First aid for rosemary plant

Thanks for asking - it's hanging in, fewer dead leaves, but still kind of struggling. I did not prune it back as severely as I thought of doing, but have been cutting off obvious dead twigs.
by ItalianBee
Thu May 17, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: First aid for rosemary plant
Replies: 8
Views: 801

First aid for rosemary plant

I have just started my annual outdoor container garden today, which is exciting! I have a rosemary plant which lives indoors in the winter, and I brought it out for the first time today, and also repotted it. It is several years old and has not done very well this winter, so I'm looking for advice t...
by ItalianBee
Fri May 11, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: The Talking Stick
Topic: Earbuds can create a havoc!
Replies: 1
Views: 1258

Re: Earbuds can create a havoc!

I read something about that quite recently in the mainstream press - can't remember where. Thanks!
by ItalianBee
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: Spring Weed Walk
Replies: 7
Views: 1971

Re: Spring Weed Walk

On the subject of overwintering thyme and rosemary, I just have a container garden so I bring them inside. They are the only two of the herbs I grow that have made it through the winter, even inside, on a consistent basis. Rosemary doesn't mind my cold bedroom window, but I have had success with the...
by ItalianBee
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Healing Wise & Herbal Medicine Chest
Topic: A Plant At A Time Series- from the Archives
Replies: 8
Views: 2461

Re: A Plant At A Time Series- from the Archives

What a great story about the ants, Lady A! :lol: I'm thinking of making a bunch of herbal honeys - infusing the herb in the straight honey - rather than the way I've made syrups in the past. I have a jar of Angelica honey that is more liquid than the honey by itself, and which has already lasted sev...
by ItalianBee
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: The Talking Stick
Topic: Rufus's broken leg
Replies: 8
Views: 2583

Re: Rufus's broken leg

What a lovely story! I'm so glad he's doing well.

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