It smells as good as it looks and should be sprayed with an atomizer now and then to rejuvenate the rush and to release the scent. Above: The weather conditions at the time of harvest affect the color of the dried rush. SOURCEBOOK FOR THE CONSIDERED HOME Above: Felicity Irons spends June, July and August every year harvesting rush.

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She cuts two tons of rush stems a day, which is punted back to her farm and dried against a large hedge. Redesigning a space? The rush is plaited by hand, using a 'nine end flat weave' into lengths three inches wide, and then hand sewn together with jute twine. : For more, see “Rush Matters in Bedfordshire.“), Sourcebook for Cultivated Living, sister site to @remodelista

Herbs such as lavender and southernwood are added into the weave as the flooring is being made.

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Gardenista’s members-only directory of landscape architects and garden designers. Every summer Felicity Irons spends three months in the river wielding a rush knife, which is a three foot blade attached to a six foot pole, like a scythe.