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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 June 2014

    Posted on June 28, 2014 by in Diary

    June is my favourite month in the garden 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 […]

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    Five uses for dried roses

    Posted on February 12, 2014 by in Dried rose buds, Dried rose petals

    With Valentines Day fast approaching, there can never be too many roses! Here are a few less obvious ideas for ways of using them. Five ways of using roses …Apart from presenting a bunch of flowers that is! 1. Sprinkle rose petals on a path, on your bed, or across a table cloth. [Fresh or […]

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    Vintage images with dry flowers

    Posted on February 4, 2014 by in Dry flower art

    Floral illustrations from the British Library My husband Mike – who is into all things vintage – spotted recently that the British Library had uploaded a million images to Flikr for public use. These are illustrations covering the 1600s, 1700s and 1800s. There is quite a variety, from maps to satirical cartoons. A Victorian circle […]

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    Making a floral bath sachet with dried flowers

    Posted on January 13, 2014 by in Aromatherapy, Making bath products

    Soak in a bath of dried flower petals Brighten up your bathtime with the fragrance of flowers from your garden in this floral bath soak! Fill a pouch with bath goodies The bag you use for this make is quite important – it needs to be a quite open weave to allow the water to […]

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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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    Displaying my traditional potpourri

    Posted on October 22, 2013 by in Potpourri making

    Making traditional potpourri with dried petals Back in June I made some traditional potpourri using dried petals, orris root powder and essential oils when gardens photographer Nicola Stocken came to visit. I left it in a kilner jar in a warm place for the fragrance to develop, and (apart from shaking it a couple of […]

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    Dried flowers diaries June 2013

    Posted on June 30, 2013 by in Diary

    June: a month of Photography Photos of dried wedding flowers At the beginning of the month I was emailed by Tess, a happy bride who had used my dried flowers at her wedding, with a link to a lovely blog post written by her photographer Esme Ducker. A visit from a gardens photographer – potpourri […]

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    Making potpourri in the press

    Posted on June 30, 2013 by in Potpourri making

    Photographing potpourri making I was really pleased to be visited by garden writer and photographer Nicola Stocken this week. She spent an afternoon with me potpourri making for an article she is writing. It will take a while for her to process the photos and finish the article, but she sent me one image as […]

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    Dried Roses at the Chelsea Flower Show 2013

    Posted on June 8, 2013 by in Dried rose buds, Dried rose petals

    Innovative use for dried flowers Although I was unable to attend the Chelsea Flower Show this year, I was pleased to see some of our dried roses in attendance! We were very pleased to be contacted by Ernest George who was needing a decorative top dressing for two large planters for the GeoWear GardenGirl exhibit. […]

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