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Gardeners' World - - Christmas For Gardeners -

It’s easy to make this table cen­tre­piece and a lo­cal florist or flower mar­ket will help if you can’t source all the in­gre­di­ents in your gar­den. Plus, when you pick up your Christ­mas tree, you can also ask for of­f­cuts of spruce – they’ll of­ten be free. Long lengths of ivy are one of my sea­sonal favourites for dec­o­rat­ing with.

To make the cen­tre piece, I planted helle­bores and kalan­choe in a bronze trough, added a moss mulch, then pushed cut pieces of as­para­gus fern and butcher’s broom into the com­post in the con­tainer. The dis­play lasts for two/three weeks if kept moist.

At­tach rib­bon round folded nap­kins, se­cur­ing with tape at the back. Place the sprayed ivy as shown.

Spray gold paint onto sprigs of ivy with berries (do it some­where well ven­ti­lated). Leave to dry overnight.

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