My challenge for you today is to preserve some of the beautiful summer flowers that are out now.
Watch my video to see how.
You will need:
A flower press or some big heavy books
Printer paper or tissue paper, or filter paper, or cardboard
What to do:
Go around your garden and pick your favourite flowers that you would like to keep. Make sure you ask permission from the garden owner first.
Try not to pick ones which are too thick as you may have to cut them to make them thinner.
Open your flower press or heavy book.
Place a piece of paper inside.
Carefully place the flower on top of the paper or tissue.
Cover with another piece of paper.
Carefully place the other piece of the flower press on top. Or close the book.
Screw down the top of the flower press. Or pile more books on top of the book.
Leave to dry out. Replace the paper every few days.
It will take a few weeks to be completely dry and pressed.
Then carefully remove the top paper and slide the flower off the bottom sheet.
These flowers can be used to make cards, pictures or used in an identification guide.
I would love to see your flower pressing set ups and your pressed flowers so please Tweet photos #Naturedays @DawnNaturedays.