A DYER’S MANUAL
Ashmans Publications Dye Garden
Inspired by Jill Goodwin’s description of plants and their properties the Ashmans Publications team have planted their own dye garden.
1st year Chinese Woad Isatis indigotica.
2nd year Tewkesbury Woad Isatis tinctoria in full flower.
Polygonum tinctorium ready for cutting.
Cosmos ‘cosmic orange,’ with dark red Amaranthus ‘Hopi Red Dye’
Anthemis tinctoria ‘Kelway Yellow’ has a long season
A self seeded Mullein which is spectacular to watch growing.
We are also growing madder, ladies bedstraw, dyer’s greenwood, weld, coreopsis, red hollyhocks, elecampane, and blueberries; and trying many plants that were already growing in our garden.