I know 2 posts in one week but I have been drying a few flowers from my garden this week ready to make little presents for Christmas I know I cant believe I just said the C word but forward planning and all that :-) I wanted to share them as they looked so pretty.
My orange roses have been growing really well this year they are such a gorgeous shade so thought they would like lovely dried they also have that wonderful old fashioned English Rose smell.
So I picked a few flowering heads and then peeled the petals off gently
And then put them onto a tray on top of some kitchen roll. I just love the colours when there displayed like this.
I then picked 2 of my hydrangea heads there are so many tiny flowers on these its amazing once you start snipping them off.
Just look at those gorgeous tiny flower faces :-)
Again i lay these on a tray on top of some kitchen roll.
Next I cut some of the flower heads off one of my Mint plants the smell is gorgeous.
I tied them up with string.
I have also been drying some of my Chive flowers and was able to put all those little black seeds into a paper envelope ready to sow next year in the vegetable patch.
So once all the flowers and petals were ready I carefully carried them into my summer house to dry over the next few months :-) I usually dry things in the airing cupboard but wanted to try the summer house this time and see if they hold their colour better.
This week I decided that I didn't want to let my allotment go to waste and all the digging that I started on it a few months ago deciding to build my vegetable patch instead. So i am now in the process of building my box frames to give the long stretch of land some shape and depth and drawing up some plans i will share the progress with you next week along with the ever changing growth at my vegetable patch.
Have a wonderful week and weekend,
Bye for now