Credit: Lee Valley Tools

A bloom that was perfect only a day ago can quickly become a little tired, or succumb to a hungry beetle. Seize the moment and consider drying some specimens from the garden in a flower press. They make a delightful addition to any journal, and used as decoration for cards, they are a wonderful way to share your garden with family and friends. There are many different flower presses to be found - we noted this example in the Lee Valley Tools catalogue. Related link: How to dry hydrangea flowers video