Crafts

Daily Flower Candy: Caltha palustris ssp. polypetala

Reading time 3 minutes

Caltha palustris ssp. polypetala:  giant marsh marigold, kingcup Forsythia, crocus, narcissus, mahonia, acacia, kerria: have you ever pondered why so many early flowering plants […]

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Wonder Walls

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Cornish hedges are a defining part of the landscape on Britain’s most south-westerly peninsula. From a wildlife point of view they are like Noah’s ark, […]

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Snowdrop Week: Japanese Kokedama

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If they didn’t literally smack you full in the face, the sheer ingenuity of the hanging snowdrop decorations at the Chelsea Physic Garden last […]

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All Hands On Decs

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Inspired by my judging role on Channel 4’s Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas, I decided that we should have a second Christmas tree this year, at our seaside […]

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O Christmas Tree!

Reading time 8 minutes

Heaven only knows what I did to deserve such an appalling start to the festive season. First a horrendous tummy upset, which began in New […]

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Wreath 3 Kings

Reading time 8 minutes

As Christmas approaches, I find myself rapidly running out of time to do all the wholesome, festive projects I promised myself I would tackle. […]

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