The roses are blooming and the borders are looking blousy. It won’t be the same once the roses have gone over and the geraniums need cutting back, but I’m enjoying it while it lasts!
If you’d like to find out more about what has been flowering in my garden, check out my latest blog post for the Herb Society.
The image below is of a kilner jar full of rose petals picked from my garden this week, layered with salt, mixed spice, lemon and rose essential oils, ready to make a wet potpourri. That’s just one way to preserve the fragrance and beauty of the summer garden. Potpourri making traditionally relies heavily on rose buds and rose petals, and my house is full of drying flowers at this time of year.
Every spare moment at work has been spent communicating with brides-to-be about their flowers – see some bridal bouquets I made with dried lavender and wheat in my most recent blog post wedding dried flower bouquets.
Dried flowers have become increasingly popular for weddings – find out why in my article for Want that Wedding blog earlier this month – Dried flowers for your wedding day. Bridal bouquets, confetti, table decorations and even favours can all be made with dried flowers!
Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts and maybe take some time to watch the bees!