Here you go:
- Delicate wildflowers press beautifully, like poppies, forget-me-nots and primulas. Leaves and grasses also press well, and herbs from your window box too.
- Avoid excess moisture on your flowers by picking them when it is dry, and when there is no early morning dew on them.
- Keep flowers in water if you are unable to press them straight away, so the stalks stay well hydrated.
- If you would like to enjoy them fresh in a vase first, press them before they show any signs of wilting or turning brown.
- Lay flowers between two sheets of absorbent paper - blotting paper or kitchen paper - sandwiched between two sheets of thick cardboard.
- Flowers with flat faces can be laid face down with the stem cut short. If laying the flower on its side, make sure the petals don't overlap too much.
- If using a traditional flower press, tighten the wingnuts in each corner evenly. If using a heavy book, tie a band or string around and lay more books on top.
- Leave for 3 weeks! Use tweezers to move particularly delicate dried flowers.