Wednesday 6 July

Cornish dried flower arrangements yellow yarrow Achillea Cloth of Gold
We cut the Yarrow (Achillea “Cloth of Gold”) crop today. Lovely long stems and flat-topped bright yellow flowers. It’s a job I particularly like each year; in common with many other herbs, yarrow gives off a glorious aroma when the leaves are crushed, clearing the nasal passages! Now the flowers will be hung to dry, probably for about ten days. There will be a very slight change in colour, but if then kept out of strong light they will last in an arrangement for a couple of years or longer.