Exciting news! Green and Gorgeous is going to be featured in the Gardener's World Christmas Special this Friday 9thDecember at 9.00pm. Last month Rachel de Thame and film crew spent a day with us filming a piece on how to make a Christmas wreath from natural ingredients foraged from the garden and hedgerow. Jo pulled out all the stops in the flower studio bedecking with it all the things we like to use on our wreaths. I gathered myself for appearing in front of the camera, not something I am used to. Rachel was great, very friendly and a real professional …. she made a pretty good wreath too, you will see it at Monty's garden. We spent the morning picking seedheads, berries and old man's beard from the farm and in the afternoon I showed Rachel how to construct a wreath from a whole range of natural ingredients.
Rachel's is a moss base on a wire frame with larch twigs, privet berries, old man's beard and chinese lanterns (physalis).
Mine has the same moss and twig base with the addition of chillis, crab apples, snowberry and viburnum.
Here are some more wreaths we have made this week, now available at Pierreponts cafe in Goring.