We turned our simple home-made willow cone into a wonderful Succulent Christmas Tree - This wonderful centrepiece can be used both in the house and garden, and would make a fabulous original gift.
This willow cone is simple to make and could be used as a base for all sorts of crafts as well as making a wonderful, rustic plant support for the garden.
I think everyone would agree that Autumn is a beautiful season. The changing colours of leaves before they fall is a wonderful sight, but due to the nature of the process the leaves are undergoing, it is difficult to preserve them in all their glory.
We've been inspired to try out a few sculpture ideas at home following our visits to the Elemental Sculpture Park and Abbey House Gardens. Our first attempt was our Chicken Wire and Moss Living Sculpture, which turned out to be super easy to make, and looks fabulous - you can find our tutorial for it here.
Regular readers will remember that back in June I was given a fabulous hoard of wild horseradish roots.
We live in a Victorian house which is an ongoing project. Consequently, we have a reception room that is still on the to-do list, and needs fairly major work such as a new ceiling.
This project is a really good way to get you looking at leaves properly; their shape, thickness, colour and most importantly their structure and texture.
Wild Teasels (Dipsacus fullonum) are a wild flowering plant, characterised by their extremely prickly stems and leaves, and their wonderful seed heads.