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    Free dried lavender craft PDF

    Posted on October 9, 2013 by in Lavender craft

    Dried Lavender Craft download now available I wrote a post a little while ago about a dried lavender craft ebook I had written. FREE PDF Dried Lavender Craft contents It starts with a little about the history of lavender growing, followed by how to dry your own lavender, and then a batch of makes including […]

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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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    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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    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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    How to make your own potpourri

    Posted on March 8, 2012 by in Potpourri making

    Dried flowers for potpourri Use dried flowers to make your own natural potpourri Dried flowers have been used since Medieval times and before to bring a bit of perfume to what was, at the time, an often smelly world! Dried flowers, in particular dried lavender, were used in Medieval times to freshen rooms and laundry. […]

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    Mothers Day Makes

    Posted on March 6, 2012 by in Dried flowers general, Dried rose buds, Dried rose petals

    Mothers Day Heralds the Start of Spring I always love late winter/early spring because it is full of promise. If we have an afternoon or two of golden sunlight, we treasure the small taster of things to come. For me, Mothers Day represents the start of spring when I love to see daffodils and primroses […]

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    Lavender Lime Potpourri Recipe

    Posted on March 1, 2012 by in Lavender craft, Potpourri making

    How to make your own fragrant lavender and lime potpourri Combine the clean fresh scent of lavender with zesty invigorating lime in a pretty botanical potpourri. Potpourri making is not difficult or time consuming, so why not give it a go? Potential ingredients can often be found in your garden, store cupboard or local shop. […]

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