I’ve had these birds for years and they get an outing every Christmas – sometimes perching on bare branches in a vase accompanied by papier mache pears, but this year they’ve got the starring roles perching on the Christmas wreath on the front door along with some berries to stave off hunger and some nifty battery operated lights. A few of their legs came of in the process but I’ve managed to wire them in place and they should last through the festivities provided the local fox doesn’t mistake them for his Christmas dinner. Next year I might need to invest in a new flock. Fortunately we have the most amazing maker of all things artificial in the flower, fruit, foliage and feather department just down the road. Shirley Leaf & Petal have existed since Victorian times and there is absolutely no occasion for which they cannot supply suitable accessories. So that’s Christmas sorted. Happy Christmas everyone.
One for the Diary
Sat 19.04.2014 - Sat 19.04.2014
Plant exhibition and sale @ Woottens Plants, Blackheath, Wenhaston, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19 9HD
The late and much lamented plantsmen, Michael Loftus, built a collection of over 400 varieties of auriculas over 12 years and his team at Woottens... read more...
Tue 29.04.2014 - Tue 29.04.2014
Plant Fair @ Nettlestead Place, Nettlestead, Kent ME18 5HA
29th April 10am-3pm Event Category: Open Garden & Plant Fair Description: Gardening for Disabled Trust gives grants to help individuals continue gardening despite disability. Its... read more...
Fri 02.05.2014 - Sat 03.05.2014
Herb Farm Open Days @ Jekka’s Herb Farm, Rose Cottage, Shellards Lane, Alveston, South Glos. BS35 3SY
Dates: 2nd-3rd May, 30th-31st May, 27th-28th June, 13th July (NGS), 25th-26th July, 3rd August (NGS) read more...