Drying hydrangea heads

Cut hydrangea flower heads ONLY if you want to dry them otherwise leave hydrangeas alone until the spring.   Cut long as possible stems, remove all leaves,  place in container of about three inches of water and leave to dry, usually when water has evaporated. Sprayed with gold or white at Christmas,

Catnip and my boys

Nepeta, otherwise known as catnip, is very attractive to most cats. One of my boys will roll in it, the other will just sit and sniff it. I harvest and dry it twice a year and make toys for them out of the dry leaf and flower.