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    Modern dried flowers

    Posted on May 14, 2013 by in Dried flowers general

    Modern dried flowers in Make & Craft magazine I was pleased to see my article on dried flowers in the June edition (issue 8) of Make and Craft magazine. It explains why dried flowers are becoming popular once again. I have reproduced a copy below. Dried flowers these days are glorious, vibrant and true to […]

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    Dried lavender and hop pillow make

    Posted on April 24, 2013 by in Aromatherapy, Lavender craft

    Make use of the relaxing properties of dried flowers Dried lavender and dried hops These dried flowers are well known for their relaxing and sleep inducing aromatherapy properties. It’s as simple as putting some of each in a bag and reaping the benefits. Dried lavender & hops Dried hops were extensively grown in the UK, […]

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    Dried lavender crafts

    Posted on March 30, 2013 by in Lavender craft

    Dried lavender crafts in abundance! Dried lavender is such a versatile natural product that it is hard to write about dried flowers without mentioning it. Check out my blog post Ten uses for dried lavender, or below are a few more. Dried lavender in food In my opinion, dried lavender is best used in sweet […]

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    Dried flower craft e-Books: Lavender craft

    Posted on January 9, 2013 by in Lavender craft

    Kindle book now available: Lavender Craft Last summer I wrote an e-book called Lavender Craft For anyone who likes my makes for this blog, it is a short compendium of lavender-related articles published here, with an introduction about the history of lavender. I am hoping this will be the first in a series of dried […]

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    Bees love lavender flowers

    Posted on August 17, 2012 by in Dried flowers general

    Not all lavender flowers are equally attractive to bees As I noticed when I visited Cambridge University Botanic Garden in July. The gardens are curated by lavender expert Dr Tim Upson (his PhD is in lavender!), and I was fascinated by his extensive collection there. Surprisingly, not all lavenders seemed equally attractive to bees, with […]

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    My dried flower diaries July 2012

    Posted on July 30, 2012 by in Diary

    My dried flower garden in July Since my last monthly diary post, we actually had some hot weather – hooray! I have spent lots of time in the garden, but most of it soaking up sunshine rather than doing anything useful. Experimenting with dried flowers from my garden I was trained as a scientist, so […]

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    Fragrant leaf potpourri recipe

    Posted on July 27, 2012 by in Potpourri making

    Potpourri recipe with scented leaves In my last two posts I have been drying leaves from my garden for use in potpourri and then adding essential oils to the potpourri for added fragrance. Here is the finished potpourri recipe. Choosing the leaves for this potpourri recipe This dried leaf potpourri is not as pretty as […]

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    Fragrancing my dried leaf potpourri

    Posted on July 20, 2012 by in Aromatherapy, Potpourri making

    Using essential oils to fragrance potpourri Last week I made some potpourri using dried leaves from my garden. This week I am boosting the fragrance of the potpourri by adding essential oils. I had hoped that my combination of lemon balm leaves, peppermint and scented leaf pelargoniums might have enough scent to fragrance my sitting […]

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    Dried leaves for use in potpourri

    Posted on July 11, 2012 by in Aromatherapy, How to dry flowers, Potpourri making

    Dried scented leaves make great homemade potpourri A couple of weeks ago I took my trusty basket into the garden and collected some scented leaves that I thought may be useful in potpourri making. Picking scented leaves for drying I found scented leaf pelargoniums, lemon balm and peppermint. Drying the leaves I put the basket […]

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    Ten uses for dried lavender

    Posted on April 23, 2012 by in Aromatherapy, Lavender craft

    Dried lavender has many uses Dried lavender is gaining popularity at the moment for home crafts. Many people have a lavender bush in their garden and can dry their own, or it is very easy to source online. Paradoxically, I think my old Aunt Nancy (born in 1924) was a member of the last generation […]

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