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UK: The resurgence of dried flowers

The wet winter months leave flower plots looking like gloomy seas of mud and the prospect of ‘dry’ anything seems like heaven to the colour starved British flower florist at this bleak time.

So many British grown flowers make stunning dried blooms  which can be used for colour in the depths of winter - think Lady’s Mantle, Dahlias, Ranunculus and Peonies, as well as the usual suspects like Roses, Hydrangeas, Strawflowers and Larkspur. Drying spare blooms is a great way to help a small business with a ‘no waste’ economy, as so many flowers are just tooooooo pretty to end their life on the compost heap! Remember though that to keep the best colour in dried flowers, they are best cut before the heads are fully open.

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