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Dye Garden

Dye Garden

Monty Don has decided to plant a dye garden this year.  He and Rachel de Thame discussed the merits of incorporating woad, madder, hollyhocks, hypericum and calendula into the cottage garden or to grow them as a separate productive plot.

What would be your decision?

Woad flower
Woad flower: yellow flower for a blue dye
Woad leaves
Woad leaves
Madder leaves
Madder leaves
Madder root
Madder root

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do watch BBC Gardeners World to follow the development as Rachel promises to bring her cloth for dyeing.

 

 

 

 

 

Categories: Dyeing Education Textiles

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