I was reading Landscape magazine and saw a simple idea for making a tree decoration using twigs and string. We have a bare fence running up the side of the drive to the garage and I immediately thought this would look great. I can't show you the magazine but I found these photos to give you the general idea. We have some long branches to be cut up for fire wood that I could use; I have dried poppy seed heads and dried honesty for decorations; there's colourful berries in the garden and teasels on the lane so plenty of stuff to use .... and if it turns out looking as brilliant as my attempted willow obelisk I can always pull it down again!!
While I was looking for these I came across a few more ideas for a festive garden:
Follow this link to see how to make a Mistletoe (or Kissing) Ball:
Click here to make a pine cone wreath:
Or make your own version of this by using your garden canes:
My garden won't be full of lights and plastic Santas but I hope it will be oozing Christmas spirit.
Andy was asked to take photographs at a flash mob event yesterday so I went along too. It was in the middle of a busy Tesco. People with shopping trollies suddenly started singing along to the piped music - it was Nottingham Sinfonia Chorale and they sounded heavenly (follow the link to listen). It was really good to be "in the know" ... I could enjoy the singing and watch the reaction of normal shoppers.