• Rules and laws Gamp’s Law of Elemental Transfiguration is a fundamental property of magic which identifies what can be conjured and what cannot. Generally speaking, this axiom states that one cannot create something from nothing. Read More
• Character Witch who writes in to Tilden Toots’ herbology radio show “Toots’ Shoots ‘n’ Roots” to ask about a sick Flitterbloom plant (JKR). Read More
• Source The fourth-year students gather bubotuber pus in Herbology, study Blast-Ended Skrewts with Hagrid, study Astrology in Divination, and Malfoy delights in pointing out that Mr. Weasley is in the paper again. In the argument that follows, Malfoy attacks Harry, but Moody turns Malfoy into a ferret, bouncing him around the… Read More
• Source HRH discuss the situation in Charms class, HRH search for spells to help with the second task, and Hagrid returns to Care of Magical Creatures. Harry continues his studying all through the night before the second task, to be awakened by Dobby (who gives him gillyweed for breathing underwater). Harry… Read More
• Glossary • Plants Any of several plants related to the carnation that have fragrant flowers. This term crops up occasionally in descriptions of Elizabethan gardens. (AHD)  … Read More
• Plants Gillyweed is a water plant native to the Mediterranean which looks like a bundle of slimy, greyish-green rat tails, and has magical properties that allow its consumer to breathe underwater. Read More
• Plants • Potion ingredients Ginger is a mundane edible plant with roots used to spice up potions. Read More
• Clothing Gloves are a covering for the hand worn for protection against cold or dirt and typically having separate parts for each finger and the thumb. First-year students are required to buy a pair of thick protective gloves (dragon hide or similar) (PS5). The gloves have a protective function, for example when dealing… Read More
• Character Algie tried to trick Neville into showing some magical ability as a child. Pushed him off the end of Blackpool Pier once and nearly drowned him. Algie held Neville out of an upstairs window when he was eight and accidentally dropped him, only to see the boy bounce all the… Read More
• Hogwarts castle and grounds Greenhouse Three is where second-year and subsequent-year students take Herbology. There are “far more interesting and dangerous plants” in this Greenhouse than in Greenhouse One (CS6). It is kept locked; Professor Sprout has the keys (CS6). When Harry first comes near the Greenhouses he notices “a whiff of damp earth and fertilizer, mingling… Read More