Friday, 27 October 2017  |  Admin

We often spot these little structures on our Oaks, but are unaware as to what they are or where they came from. Oak galls are small structures that encase the larvae of a wasp, and come in many shapes and sizes.

Friday, 20 October 2017  |  Admin

For years, Hawthorn berries have been used to support the recovery of a range of illnesses and this time of year, they are very common to see within Suffolk hedgerows. So, what can you do with these small, scarlet berries

1 CommentFriday, 29 September 2017  |  Admin

There is nothing worse than the first cold of Winter, especially for those that manage to avoid that mid-summer tickle. There are many ways to resolve a cold, but our most tried and tested method has to be a proven old country remedy of drinking an elixir of Elderberry Rob.

Friday, 22 September 2017  |  Admin

Here at Botanica, hidden away where they cannot be seen are two magnificent hives which are full to the brim with bees ready to carry out their work of pollination.

Saturday, 19 August 2017  |  Admin

Few people have probably heard of a phenomenon known rather morbidly as the widowmaker. Like so many tales, it originates from the dark and mysterious world of woods and forests. But it might just strike closer to home, especially if you have trees in your garden.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017  |  Admin

Who wouldíve thought that an apple could cause such heartache? In the hamlet between Aldeburgh and Thorpeness lies a particular apple tree, well known to locals, that has made its home on the beach.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017  |  Admin

The word weed implies that the plant is growing somewhere that itís not wanted, however recently there has been an increase in gardeners cultivating and admiring these plants.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017  |  Admin

So we arrive in the middle of July, another magnificent month which sees plants and animals of all shape and size come into their own. This month, itís time to settle down and enjoy the garden, and admire all of the wildlife that comes with it.

Saturday, 1 July 2017  |  Admin

Plants can be used to cure a range of ailments, from headaches to broken hearts! We talk about a few of the most unique plants, and how they can be used.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017  |  Admin

Summer Solstice marks an important time here at Botanica, and is steeped in myth and fable. In particular, we talk about the Elder tree which has a huge presence in the back and beyond of Suffolk.

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