When we were in Slovakia I was on the lookout for plants suitable for natural dyeing and printing. Never before I had noticed masses of goldenrod and tansies in the wasteland, along roads and railways. I had too little time to use them for dyeing, but I know of one place here where both grow every summer. I picked some the other day and made a bouquet with few branches from buddleia bush in the garden. It will brighten up our kitchen corner – until it’s too wilted and ready for a dye pot.