Bluebell seed pods ready for harvesting

Bluebell seed pods ready for harvesting

Nash has experimented with ways of collecting seeds. He began by harvesting bluebells before they'd dried out and hanging them up in his studio. Lots of seeds would fall out, but he describes this as 'a sticky and smelly business' because the vegetation was still moist and began to decompose, also dripping a sticky varnish onto his floor.

(Image: David Nash)

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