The herbal medicine garden, belonging to Victoria and Pieter, which includes skullcap for anxiety, motherwort for palpitations, yarrow to increase circulation to the uterus, and California poppy, a sleep remedy.

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    Do you dream of getting married on a white, sandy beach, overlooking a turquoise sea? Or do you favour a more traditional approach, with a church service, followed by a tasteful reception in a country... Read More

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    I’m in a sterile suite of rooms in an anonymous shed-like building in an industrial park in the middle of England. It’s not an underground bunker, but it may as well be for the lack of windows and... Read More

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