Massage, a Chinese art

Massage is one of the oldest forms of remedial therapy. First practised in a structured way probably in china and Mesopotamia more than 5000 years ago, the art of massage was already well known to the physicians of ancient Greece when Hippocrates, the ‘father of medicine’ wrote in the 5th century BC that “the way […]

The medicinal benefits of yarrow

Originally from Europe, yarrow has spread throughout the world due to both humans and its ability to produce thousands of tiny seeds from a single plant in a small space of time. Having been used for skincare, a hops substitute in beer and even an appetite stimulant, yarrow has many uses and benefits for which […]

A guide to white tea

White tea is renowned for its subtle flavour, lack of processing, and most of all for its extreme health benefits and antioxidants. Originally from china, the plant from which white tea is derived (camellia sinensis) is used to make many other different varieties of tea including green and black. The flavours and variations associated with […]

Feijoa frequently asked questions

How to tell if a feijoa is dead? The best way to determine if a feijoa plant is alive or dead is to gently scratch a small segment of bark off the trunk using a fingernail. If you can see green underneath the bark, the plant is alive. Are feijoa plants self-fertile? Although many varieties […]

Troubleshooting feijoa problems

Feijoas generally do not suffer from many problems, but when they do it can often be difficult to decipher the cause. Thick rubbery skinned fruit This problem can be attributed to a lack of both water and fertilizer as well as genetics. Many varieties of feijoa are known to have thick rubbery skin as well […]