19th November 2019

My Christmas Wish List

My Christmas Wish list is fun and gets me and everyone ready for Christmas.  So in amongst the wild excitement of festivities and present buying, there are a few things I must have on my Wish List

1 – Christmas Door Wreath – This year we will delight and get you in the festive spirit.   With Mince pies, coffee and plenty of help given for you to take home one of our wonderful Wreaths.  Choose from a  ‘Traditional Wreath’, A ‘Succulents & Eucalyptus Wreath’ or Wonderful ‘Berry’s & Spruce Wreath’.  Click here for more information or place a wreath order which will be sent to your home ready for Christmas.

Succulents & moreBerry Twigs & GreeneryOranges & Cinnamon

2- A Beautiful Table Decorations with lots of lights and candles plus we have lots of ideas and inspiration to help you adorn your house and dinning table, and courses to suit everyone!

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3 – Home made Christmas Goodies, these are gorgeous to give to friends and family or just keep for yourself.  From a  lovely ‘Lemon Handbag Hand Cream’ too ‘Orange & Sandlewood scrubs’ or even a sparkly Lip Gloss.  With lots of tasty Goodies to accompany and Christmas cheer.

Christmas Beauty Goodies

Or Make a Living Gift –  A bowl of  beautiful succulents, moss & candles or a ring of Eucalyptus and candles or a pot of bulbs with twigs! With a bow and a Christmas message..

Hycinth & twig bowl

Next month we will be writing about Structure and how to make your garden look stunning through the winter months.  From Sculpture to Trees, which will form dazzling displays even on grey days.  But from the comforts of a warm fire and a hot mug of tea, let’s plan your dream garden!!

box balls in potplanting drawing


I have left all the grasses and perennials in-situ in the garden as the seed heads catch the golden low light and everything glows.  Especially when everything  else is looking a bit drab.  Most leaves have gone but there is however flower buds appearing on the winter cherry “prunus autumnalis’, and the odd daffodil head appearing, so all is not lost.

Helleborus Orientalis – ‘purpurascens’– or any species of the helleborus family are a great winter addition to any garden.  These plants flower over winter and come in various flower colours.  They prefer shade but are pretty tough growing to 45cm tall.

dec blog helleborus

Witch Hazel – ‘hamamelis x intermedia ‘Vezna’.  – The fragrance and colour is stunning in winter and if placed in a pot not far from the door is a real treat. They grow in full sun and will tolerate some shade and will grow to 4meters.

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Christmas Box – ‘Sacrococa humilis’  these plants are evergreen and have a great scent.  They can be grown in partial shade/shade and are relatively tough.  They will grow 30-50cm.

dec blog christmas box

Last by not least on my Wish List is to make my family firm favourite – ‘Winter Warmer Chutney and if I get time my Merry Christmas sloe Gin!!  Or for something really special check out   ….


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