Pressing flowers

 

Its fun to see how many wild flowers you can find in your locality – I have reached 150 over the summer with one visit to the Suffolk coast and one to Wiltshire.  A good way of learning wild flower names and what family they are is to press them.  You can do this by simply putting them between sheets of blotting paper or newspaper and weighting them down for a couple of weeks.  I am impatient and I use a wonderful little gadget called a Microfleur into which you place your flowers and then pop it in the microwave for 1 minute – hey presto, the flowers are pressed and ready to stick in your book.  Here are a few pages from my pressed flower album:

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One Response to Pressing flowers

  1. thegreyeye says:

    I used to do it in my school days, really liked it. You have a nice collection here:)

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