First day this year up at the allotment and not much doing but I transplanted some St John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) which had self-seeded right in the roots of my Gooseberry bush which needed staking. SJW is steadily thriving on the site in Harehills and I had a good crop last year to make some lovely fresh tincture. The original plant was transferred from my father’s back garden in the Borders 10 years ago. So a very prolific plant as befits a restorative tonic for the nerves. Not just your mind, also the nerve tissue itself. Looking forward to making St John’s Wort Oil in the summer again – excellent base for nerve pain and earache treatments.
Interestingly, I have been chatting on LinkedIn recently with American herbalists some of whom can’t grow SJW in their locale – it really likes temperate conditions.