My love for gardening began when I was a small child; My mother and my Ouma would always be pottering around in the soil and the garden and I couldn’t help but fall in love with all the weird and wonderful hues and fragrances, textures and shapes. My love for soil and seed was nurtured, and I grew my very own pansies from seed in the first home I ever knew. Since then I have never been able to live without plants, they instantly make a house a home, and bring brightness and pleasure to my life.
As I live in a small garden cottage, a container garden is the only option open to me.
The plants that I have currently growing include: petunias, red and pink roses, yarrow, peppermint, lavender, strawberries, blackberries, azaleas, coral tree, black grass, black dragon, osteospermums, sunflowers ( I’m waiting expectantly for flowers), Datura, Sticky nightshade, jasmine and many more. I enjoy growing all manner of plants from the weird and wonderful to the culinary and medicinal. I like colour and scent, and anything that is unusual or pretty, so when I go the nursery it is always hard not coming back with every plant they have, because I simply love them all!
It is my wish to one day have a poison garden filled with Gothic herbs associated with Witchcraft and Mystery. For now my weedy Nightshades will suffice.
It is important for me as a Witch, to develop my relationship with the land and with the soil. Each plant that grows in my garden has a spirit with it’s own unique powers and strengths. I lovingly plant seeds, repot, and when the time is right, gather the flowers and leaves, for cooking, offering and spellwork.
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