Thursday, 16 August 2018
My one successful crop this year has been lavender. The hot dry weather has meant that the flowers dried quite easily on a sunny windowsill, all spread out on a tray and covered with a cloth. Then came the monumentally tedious job of removing the flowers from the stalks, which can be strong enough to poke through the weave of the material if they end up inside the bag. The brown gingham was all I had left of a small piece of synthetic fabric. It is definitely functional rather than pretty, but the smell is so delightful it more than makes up for the rather everyday fabric. I am already looking forward to next year's crop.