Kids weekend gardening ideas

This weekend and the week ahead is a great time to harvest lavender from the garden and it’s something the children will love helping with both now and in the weeks to come when the lavender has been dried and you are ready to use it.

I like to pick the flowers and  leave them  in the conservatory for a few days to dry.  In the week that lead up to Christmas the children can help me with making little lavender pillows and pouches to give to friends as Christmas presents and I’ll be keeping a few for myself.  The smell of lavender coming from the little pouches as I open my draws always takes me back to the long warm summer evenings with the scent of lavender and rosemary in the air.

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