Saturday, 1 September 2012

The changing of the seasons

Hydrangea Wreath

September is here, despite the non-existent summer.  Never mind. We are busy harvesting what did not get eaten by the slugs, rendered catatonic by the cold weather or beaten down by the rain.  Luckily, Hydrangeas love the wet, so hopefully we should have a good crop for our Hydrangea hearts and wreaths.  If you are interested in either of these products, get in touch to reserve yours as they are not yet available and will sell out quickly.
Harvest herb wreath

This year's harvest herb wreaths are lovely too and we will be making more as September moves into October with what is good at the allotment and in the garden.  Of all the seasonal wreaths they are my favourite.

We are moving towards our busy season and now have the dates of the courses we will be running this year.  The University of Bristol Botanic Garden will be hosting us on Saturday 8th December from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.,with our Creating Christmas Wreaths workshop in their fabulous Potting Shed.
On Saturday 15th December we will be at Bristol Zoo Gardens as guests of the Avon Gorge and Downs Wildlife Project with our workshop Creating Christmas Garlands, making fireplace and staircase swags in the morning and going for an invigorating walk on the Downs in the afternoon with Mandy Leivers, the Education Officer, to discover the history and folklore surrounding the trees and shrubs used to make seasonal decorations.

Both courses are booking now and places are available.  Follow the links above for further information and booking details, or contact us for further information.

J is also making some nips and tucks to the greengarland website and putting in an on-line payment facility which should be live shortly.  All very exciting....