The Dye Garden in Early May

Written by [email protected] on May 1, 2017 in Dye House News, Natural Dye Plants

The dye garden here in the Ariege is beginning to move, although germination and growth of new plants is slow through lack of rain and very cold snaps. These picture were taken on the 1st of May.

Autumn plantings such as Dyer's Chamomile (Anthemis tinctoria) below, and Dyer's Greenweed are off to a good start.

Dyers Greenweed (Genista tinctoria) this one has avoided the winter pruning by rabbits.

The thick rooted black Hollyhock (Alcea) is not doing so well after being moved and I will have to make sure it gets plenty of water and a good mulch ...

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Pour L'Amour du Fil 2017- some pics

Written by [email protected] on May 1, 2017 in Dye House News, Events, Markets

When you go to a busy show you don't always have time to have a look around. An early morning browse perhaps or quick forays to the loo or cafe. My tendency is to do an overall survey and then return when I can to things that attracted me. So here are some of my photos.

En allant dans un grand salon, vous n'avez pas toujours le temps de regarder autour. Une visite tôt le matin peut-être, ou des incursions rapides au café. Ma tendance est de faire une évaluation globale et de revenir quand je peux à ...

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