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Merry Christmas!

Quote Mark From potted plants to grape-vine, endangered veg seed and beehive adoption kits; there are plenty of gifts to choose from for the gardener in your life, but why not make your own?
   For festive indoor or outdoor plants why not paint or decorate the container to add that personal touch? You can be creative and use any suitable container but remember to seal it to preserve your handiwork.
   A fun activity not only for you but to get the children involved in too is making your own indoor or outdoor Christmas arrangements. Have a look in the garden and when out and about for supplies, but make sure they are free of bugs! Supplies needed are: a suitable container such as a basket, glass bowl, jars, trugg or vase, florist’s foam and wire, any combination of dried flowers, berry sprigs, chestnuts, green conifer branches, holly, ivy branches, moss, pine cones and needles, rose-hips or skimmia, Christmas decorations and even artificial snow! If making a wreath to hang on the front door or garland you’ll need florist’s wire to help build it. Remember to moisten these from time to time with a plant sprayer so it lasts longer. Wishing you a very happy Christmas! Quote Mark
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