After seeing a couple of crocheted flower books being promoted on the web I realised that there are probably many of you who don’t know that I dedicated myself to crocheting botanically correct flowers 9 years ago, some Australian natives. The waratah, after 25 attempts to get it right and the lounge room covered in bits of red and maroon wool crocheted into spikes, the gumnut, 7 attempts, and the pansy took 2 years of attempts to get it looking like a pansy in my garden ,3 reference books later and I had self published a flower book. Published with USA terms, international symbols all hand drawn initially, as well as our British terms. Then I decided it was time for me to actually get out of the house. But I am really proud of the work I put in and thought you may like to see it. Crocheted flowers can be put on anything. My friend Geraldine puts a fuchsia on the corners of her shawls to decorate them.