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Lavender is one of the easiest, evergreen shrubs to grow in a sunny border or container. Without almost any help, each plant will produce masses of highly scented flowers above green or silvery-grey foliage.
Over the last couple of years I have changed the layout of my garden, and as lavender is a shrub that works well by the coast, I have included about a dozen plants in the new design. My lavender plants have thrived in this year’s summer heat, producing masses of highly scented flowers. So, I thought it was time I had a go at making my own lavender sachets for my linen drawer.
But first I need to dry the lavender…

 

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Susan Penny has become one of Britain's best-loved craft writers. She has already written more than 50 books and introduced tens of thousands of readers to new craft skills and memorable projects. Many of her books, like 'Knitted Cakes', have become international best sellers. Her background is an arts graduate who has turned her love of making things into a career. After launching and editing some of the biggest and best craft magazines in the UK, Susan is now one of the most respected designers, writers and editors in the contemporary British craft scene. Susan is just as happy working with needle and thread as a crochet hook.

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