COVER YOUR OASIS RING
IF YOU want to go chic on the Christmas wreath front this year, consider succulents – they’ll last through the festive season and may even transfer to your garden later on.
Living wreaths give a great natural look indoors and out, but you’ll need different plants for different places. Indoors, you can experiment with echeveria and haworthia, while outdoors, you can use succulent alpine plants such as sedum or sempervivum.
Here, Claire Bishop, plants buyer at Dobbies Garden Centres (dobbies.com) offers a step-bystep guide to creating your own natural succulent door wreath for Christmas...
WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED:
12 succulent alpine plants, like sedum or sempervivum (house leeks), selecting small plants in 5cm or 9cm pot sizes; moss, an oasis ring, florists wire, wire cutters and pins.
SOAK your moss in water and use it to cover the oasis ring completely.
POSITION YOUR PLANTS
PLACE the plants one by one into the oasis ring, securing with pins as you go.