10 Comments

  1. Gill Bourbage
    September 7, 2013 @ 11:43 am

    I have been trying to dry cornflowers but ended up with stripy colour. I shall give it another go with your instructions.

    • Ben
      September 7, 2013 @ 11:46 am

      Best of luck! …make sure they stay cool…..

  2. Janice Issitt
    September 7, 2013 @ 8:29 am

    You always make me smile.

  3. Chris
    February 10, 2013 @ 10:46 am

    Year after year I try to dry flowers – this advice might be the extra clue I need! An tips for larkspur?

    • Ben
      February 10, 2013 @ 11:43 am

      I have never tried larkspur…but I suspect that the same rules apply…I shall try some this season.

  4. bespoke confetti
    January 17, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    We grow acres of cornflower – all for confetti – along with larkspur, and you are right, it keeps it’s colour beautifully, & throws brilliantly. Makes me wonder why so many overlook our stunning English, truly eco petals in favour of the dyed freeze dried, often imported perfect rose petal alternative – (just fallen off my soap box!)

  5. Sam
    July 1, 2012 @ 9:16 am

    I am totally addicted to Cornflowers and am the proud owner of a large, self sown, circle of ‘blue boy’ which my 2 little sons and I had sewn back in Feb!!! Thank you , thank you….as i now have the know-how to dry them. Rock On!!!
    Regards Sam

    • Ben
      July 1, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

      Great stuff…don’t forget…cool and dark is the key…that and picking tight buds. Have fun! :)

  6. D. Clatworthy
    May 12, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    Blue cornflowers were the first seeds I ever grew, aged 5. I adore them. It’s nice to see you promoting zinnias too. My granny used them as companion plants in the vegetable gardens. It was a glorious sight… so many bright flowers! Keep up the good work!

    • Ben Ranyard
      May 13, 2012 @ 7:26 am

      many thanks…I shall soldier on valiantly. ;)