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Christmas Decorations

December 18, 2015

Decked for Christmas the marble fire surround is looking very cool and is now draped the entire length in silver plants.  Two pairs of tall candlesticks and a pair of metal Secretary birds were added to give some height…


By chance the head feathers of the birds repeat the spikes of the agapanthus flowers rather neatly…


The Sarcococca confusa with its black berries and elegant pointed leaves took the silver spray really well transforming the berries into clusters of silver beads…


And the Agapanthus africanus heads (I left the seeds on some) have also survived their transformation into silver fireworks…


The flowers of Fatsia japonica drooped a bit after picking but once sprayed they perked up again. Their contrasting form works well with the form of the other two plants. These will be used as table decorations…DSCN5711

So altogether a collection of pretty, silver, horticultural Christmas decorations and one I shall repeat again next year adding runner beans and globe artichokes !!

Wishing you all A Very Happy Christmas and a great gardening New Year.


7 Comments leave one →
  1. December 18, 2015 12:59 pm

    Festival, beautiful and wholesome! Well done. I am very curious about the use of runner beans …. and now I’ve got a whole year to wait.

  2. December 18, 2015 1:50 pm

    It was a Sarah Raven tip and I can just picture them. So yes a bit of a wait but it’s in the diary as an experiment for 2016.

  3. December 18, 2015 2:39 pm

    Perfect! And a very Merry Christmas to you too 🙂

  4. December 18, 2015 3:14 pm

    Yes it worked rather well and Happy Christmas Jessica..

  5. Lucy moore permalink
    December 24, 2015 8:17 am


  6. January 4, 2016 2:21 pm

    Oh well done! So pleased that your decorations worked out in the end – and look very sparkly and gorgeous. The runner bean experiment sounds very intriguing …

    • January 4, 2016 2:45 pm

      Yes it all came together really well especially after rounding up the candle sticks from various tables in various rooms all found on ebay. I can’t bring myself to dismantle it.

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