Posted 24th Jun 2016
Found in many cottage gardens, dill is not only a medicinal and culinary herb but its blossoms can make beautiful decorations too
1 To make this natural bouquet, place the selection of flowers and wild grasses separately on the table. Strip all the leaves from the bottom halves of the stems so these do not rot later when put in water.
2 Begin forming the bouquet by placing dill and dahlia flowers on top of each other at a slight angle.
3 Continue with zinnias, wild carrots and wild grasses to form a loose, round bouquet. Incorporate a few amaranthus flowers around the outside.
4 Tie the bouquet together with garden string. Cut the ends of the stems at a slight angle using a sharp knife or secateurs.
5 Wrapped in brown paper, this natural garden bouquet is ready to be given as a gift. Carefully gather the paper together loosely around the flowers and hold it in place with a piece of string.