Make your own for­aged dec­o­ra­tions

Daz­zle your guests with decor made from na­ture’s bounty, says Is­abelle Palmer

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In the depths of win­ter, fresh green­ery gath­ered from the gar­den lifts your spir­its and re­con­nects you with na­ture like noth­ing else. Com­bined with a pro­fu­sion of gold, it re­ally brings the fes­tive sea­son alive. Here I have brought to­gether some of my favourite ideas to dec­o­rate your home this Christ­mas, col­lect­ing for­aged ma­te­ri­als from around the gar­den and win­ter walks. Don’t for­get to fol­low the for­agers’ code: don’t pick on na­ture re­serves, only pick from abun­dant patches and only pick one in 20 seed­heads you find. Is­abelle Palmer is a city gar­den de­signer

Sea holly Cy­press Eu­ca­lyp­tus Rose­mary Vibur­num berries Olive

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