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How To Make a Decorative Wreath From Wisteria Strands

Earlier this week I pruned the wisteria on the south-facing wall of my home by cutting back the whippy growths, made during the summer, to two or three buds from the main stem.  I’ll prune again in July. After pruning, this left me … Continue reading

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Grafting Mistletoe onto Apple Trees and Pruning Tree Peonies

One of my favourite christmas rituals is hanging sprigs of mistletoe!!!  We’ve recently acquired a small cider orchard, so this year I’m keen to grow my own!  I’ve used the mistletoe left over from christmas to graft onto my tree, … Continue reading

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Valentine Heart-Shaped Wreath

To make a Valentine’s Day heart-shaped wreath you will need:- 1 heart-shaped oasis 50 dried or fresh rose heads in a colour of your choice ribbon to suspend the heart from Method Tie a ribbon around the centre of the wreath and … Continue reading

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It’s January and My Hen’s Moulting!

A few days ago I noticed quite a lot of feathers in the chicken coup, and this has continued to increase every day. I have 4 different varieties of hens, so once the tail feathers began to appear I knew immediately that, Rosemary, my light … Continue reading

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Tidying Up the Garden, Seed Catalogues and New Year’s Resolutions!

Before the start of each New Year, I like to have a good blitz in the house and garden, clearing away anything we no longer require. Over the last few days we’ve had a big thaw and a few hours of … Continue reading

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Heart-Shaped Christmas Wreath

For something a little different this Christmas why not make a heart-shaped wreath.  I’ve used dried rose heads but you could substitute these for sprouts, dried fruit, holly and mistletoe or anything else you had readily available.  Materials 1 metal coat hanger                      1 old … Continue reading

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Home-Made Christmas Gifts and Fresh Cream Chocolate Truffles!

Grandchildren collecting lavender One of the most treasured presents I’ve ever received was a drawing by a friend and her family, of all my favourite things.  I was extremely touched by this kind gesture, and believe the success to homemade present giving is … Continue reading

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