This was a great way to get a wreath home from my workshop a week or so before Christmas. Here’s a close up and an example of how the wreath looked up on the door.
I also ran a large workshop for 14 people to make a traditional round
table centre like this:
Most of all I enjoyed the workshop where we made an oblong arrangement
by putting jam jars in these mini crates. We packed in a bit of moss around the
jam jars and used chicken wire to hold the flowers in place. All the flowers
and foliage were English – anemones, alstroemeria, tulips, narcissi,
pittosporum and eucalyptus. Everything was really fresh and smelled lovely too.
A breath of spring air! We just added a few wired cones as a gesture to
We also made some place settings out of dried flowers and dried seed
My mind is shifting towards the garden now. Just before Christmas and
before the weather turned cold it was time to lift our dahlias.
This is the first time I`ve tried this and all the advice I read said
you should use a fork to gently lift them from the ground. I looked high and
low and couldn`t find a garden fork anywhere. So, lo and behold, Mike and I
were given this splendid fork as a Christmas present. It is gorgeous – stainless
steel and hardwood. I`m really looking forward to using it in the Spring.
So, as we say goodbye once again to the festive season, I would like to thank you all for your custom and support throughout 2016. And here's to a happy, peaceful and successful 2017.