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    Our dried flower bunches on TV – Escape to the Chateau

    Posted on December 16, 2016 by in Dried flowers general

    We love Escape to the Chateau! It’s a great show on Channel 4 in which Dick and Angel Strawbridge buy and do up a French chateau. Series one covered the basic renovations of the chateau and series two, in which the couple start to earn an income from their investment, has just aired. Dick and […]

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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 flower diaries February 2014

    Posted on February 28, 2014 by in Diary

    My garden flowers: Spring in sight I do realise that this is a dried flowers blog, which is not the same as gardening, however my garden supplied endless inspiration for my projects! Here are some of my favourite garden flower photos this month. Valentines Day – fresh flowers and dried Mike bought me some lovely […]

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    Dried flowers Christmas baubles

    Posted on December 23, 2013 by in Christmas crafts

    An unusual Christmas decoration with dried flowers Last year I read this great article about making dried flowers baubles, and was inspired to try it for myself. I tried two different types of baubles – plastic ones that pull in half from the craft shop, and normal clear glass ones. I have loads of dried […]

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    Dried flowers diaries October 2013

    Posted on November 3, 2013 by in Diary

    Dried flowers diary a few days late I do try and publish my diary posts at the end of each month. This month I was plagued with Worpress-related issues, but after some maintenance it seems to be behaving itself well! So a few days late, but at least the blog is still up and running. […]

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    Making a flower press

    Posted on October 4, 2013 by in How to dry flowers

    I love pressing flowers …In fact I often spend more time pressing flowers than I do crafting with them afterwards! Here are some flowers I pressed this Spring. Making my own flower press This summer, after a few failures pressing flowers using my ad hoc blotting-paper-in-a-scrapbook method, I thought I’d try and put together something […]

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    Dried flowers diaries August 2013

    Posted on September 7, 2013 by in Diary

    A lavender stall, preserving hydrangeas, and chamomile tea Apologies for the lateness of this post! Not only am I late by about a week, but there are always less blog posts from me in August as I try and spend some extra time with my family. A lavender stall spotted in Prague This summer we […]

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    You don’t need an airing cupboard to dry flowers

    Posted on August 3, 2013 by in How to dry flowers

    Drying flowers at home There are more ways than one to dry flowers at home – you really don’t need an airing cupboard. Hang bunches up to dry, or lay flower heads flat on kitchen paper. How I dry my plant material Although I have space in my workshop for large-scale drying when needed, I […]

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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 flowers diaries March 2013

    Posted on March 28, 2013 by in Diary

    Dried flowers projects are easier in the Spring and Summer In the Spring and Summer there are abundant flowers in the garden, ripe for testing dessication techniques. This year Spring has not yet sprung (we even have snow forecast for Easter), and I am becoming more and more frustrated by the wintry weather! I have […]

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