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    Decorating candles with cinnamon sticks

    Posted on December 20, 2014 by in Christmas crafts

    Candle article for the Herb Society part 2 I was very pleased to be able to write an article about decorating candles for the December issue of Herb Society magazine Herbs, and you can see the first part in my previous post: A winter candle project with herbs. Decorating candles with herbs and spices Both […]

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    Winter candle project with herbs

    Posted on December 17, 2014 by in Christmas crafts

    Candle article for the Herb Society I enjoy being a member of the UK Herb Society and am pleased to be able to have articles published by them from time to time. Here is the first part of an article published in the December issue of Herbs magazine in the new craft section. Decorating candles […]

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    Dried flowers diaries November 2014

    Posted on November 22, 2014 by in Diary

    November – the time for natural Christmas crafts Dried flower crafts for the winter Once the clocks change and the evenings start getting darker, it’s great to start planning ahead for Christmas. At our house, it’s only a few weeks before we start thinking about putting a tree up. Natural Christmas decorations with cinnamon sticks, […]

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    Dried flowers diaries October 2014

    Posted on October 31, 2014 by in Diary

    Dried flower bunches R us What a month! The world and his wife seems to have discovered our dried flower bunches! Maybe people turn to Autumnal dried flowers and bunches once the colour starts to leave their own gardens? At daisyshop we sell three levels of dried flower bunches – British grown ones we have […]

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    Autumn colour with dried flowers

    Posted on October 19, 2014 by in How to dry flowers

    Autumn can be a really vibrant season for dried flowers and seed pods Dried hydrangea flowers The hydrangeas are turning to antique shades in the garden. I pick some every year to dry indoors – hope you like this year’s picture below! If other years are anything to go by, the dried hydrangea flowers will […]

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    Dried flowers diaries September 2014

    Posted on October 5, 2014 by in Diary, How to dry flowers

    Drying flower bunches by hanging up Our workshop roof is full of bunches of flowers drying at this time of year: In the photo you can see L-R sea lavender bunches, thistle, echinops and gypsophila flowers. Dried flower bunches – Sea Lavender The sea lavender (limonium) is very easy to dry as it looks much […]

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    How to make wet potpourri

    Posted on September 20, 2014 by in Potpourri making

    Making potpourri from flowers in my garden Herb Society article about rose petal potpourri It was great to be asked to write an article for the Herb Society magazine Herbs earlier this year. The article has just been published in the September issue. Preserve the fragrance of your Summer garden using this traditional potpourri making […]

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    Dried flowers diaries August 2014

    Posted on August 29, 2014 by in Diary

    A busy month for dried flower crafts & Mums I always find August tough as a Mum of two, because I want to spend as much time as possible with the kids while they’re off school, but work doesn’t ease up. We’ve been very lucky at work in that our busy Spring has turned into […]

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    Daisy pressed flower picture

    Posted on August 16, 2014 by in Dry flower art

    Pressed flower project with daisies Mini canvas with pressed daisy in painted grass I bought such a cute little stretched canvas and easel the other day for £2 in a craft shop – the canvas is only 7cm across! I do love an excuse to get my paints out. I pushed the pressed daisy into […]

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    Dried flowers diaries July 2014

    Posted on July 29, 2014 by in Diary

    Flowers at home and work This time of year is very much gardening time for me. I’m a fair weather gardener, and this month has certainly been fair! My garden in bloom Behind the agapanthus are some calendula, cornflowers and lavender, which all can be dried and used in potpourri making. Lucky heather flowers I’ve […]

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