Dried flowers growing in sunny Cambridge
There are various types of flower that are particularly good for drying. I visited Cambridge Botanic Garden last summer with friends and was surprised how many I spotted growing.
This yellow dried flower lonas is also known as yellow ageratum
The lavender collection is very strong at Cambridge due to research interests of a former curator
Lavender is possibly the ultimate dried flower
Meadow planting with Echinops which makes a fab blue dried flower
Berkheya and marjoram flowers in a meadow planting. Berkheya dries to almost metallic – I’m looking forward to trying this!
Pick bunches of marjoram to dry just as they come into flower
Last time I visited, I enjoyed watching the bees on lavender.
Buy dried flowers
Buy echinops, marjoram and lonas bunches – available seasonally