Nature offers a vast variety of different plants which are suitable for drying. You can use berries, branches, cones, corncob, ears, fruits, leaves, long grasses and numerous other species of flowers. Be cautious however, not all plants are suitable for drying.
Cut the flowers roughly between the hours of 11am to 3pm, this should be shortly before they flourish and after the morning dew has vapourised. You have the option to cut and preserve many plants at one time throughout the year to make bouquets or decorative items at a later juncture.
Which flowers can be dried?
Alpine sea holly, baby's breath, bluebottle, cockscomb, coneflower, hydrangea, lady's mantle, lavender, lupine, rosehip, sunflower and thistle.
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