Just in time for lavender bottles!

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You are just in time to make an old English lavender bottle before it’s past it’s best.   First find your lavender – I was lucky enough to be staying with our friends Jean and Mado on their farm in France and they had some beautiful lavender in their garden.

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You need an odd number of stalks cut quite long. Mado and I had eleven each. I did get a bit stuck remembering how to do it, so resorted to checking out one my son Robin made a year or so ago. As well as the lavender you will need a meter or so of blue satin baby ribbon.

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They are theraputic and fun to do,  but in the old days ladies kept them in their lingerie draw. Now however they are great to hang up in a wardrobe to keep the moths at bay.

I have no idea why they are called bottles  but full instructions are here. Please press the arrow.

 

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