Message from Heather

Wild Heather or Ericaceae Calluna Vulgaris grows on moors, heathland and in woodland where the soil is acid. Its common colour is purple, but occasionally you can see “lucky heather” which is white. In days gone by it was used as a fuel for fires, tied together to make brooms and also as a building material to make the old croft houses. As an essence it helps support those who don’t like to be on their own, the type who cling on to others because they are afraid of their own shadows. They find it hard to stop talking, always wanting to be centre stage and are quite self obsessed, often becoming hypochondriacs. The essence promotes the courage and strength to be independent, changing their mindsets to take an interest in others.


3 responses to “Message from Heather”

  1. What?! I never would have guess that about heather. It seems to be tough and resilient. There were fields of it near my Pa’s home in Montara, but because they were planted for cut flower production, they were in rows. They had been abandoned, so grew quite tall. I did enjoy it when I was there, but I really do not know much about it.


    1. That is exactly it Tony …the plant is tough and resilient…so imparts that to those who suffer from the opposite emotions…If you look at the plant though it has hundreds of small flowers, that flower over a long period of time…(they are still in flower here now)…and all those little flowers are trying to talk to you at the same time! It is just the way I see it as they say!

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      1. Many of my colleagues say that sort of thing about all sorts of plants. Sometimes, it is just what sort of personality a particular tree has. Sometimes, it is something more typical of an entire species, such as your observation about the heather. It is funny how that works out. It also seems to some arborists that some plants (more trees than flowers; but we do not watch flowers as much) actually seem to enjoy being appreciated. Some big old trees seem to like being prominent in a landscape. Some well matched street trees seem to enjoy being part of a team, and actually seem to be saddened when one of their friends must be cut down.


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