Christmas bouquet

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My Christmas bouquet from the garden this year.

Every Christmas Day for some years now, I’ve walked around the garden on Christmas morning and composed a bouquet of the things I can find in flower and in berry. It’s one of those simple things that makes me very happy. There’s a lot of holly around this year, but not in my garden, so I can’t cheat (under my self-imposed rules), but I’m well supplied with cotoneaster berries and crab apples. 

Christmas bouquet

It’s a very mild winter, and this year my bouquet is composed of:

BuddleiaEleagnus pungens ‘Maculata’
Crab apple (nameless)

Mahonia media ‘Charity’
Osmanthus heterophyllus ‘Goshiki’ and
Rosa Rambling Rector.

There were plenty of others to choose from, including the dried-out heads of hydrangea paniculata, all sorts of rosehips, bamboos (which I am forbidden to touch until year 4) and grasses, but these were enough to be getting on with.

Merry Christmas.  


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