COVER YOUR OA­SIS RING

South Wales Echo - - Your Garden -

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.

1

SOAK your moss in wa­ter and use it to cover the oa­sis ring com­pletely.

2

PO­SI­TION YOUR PLANTS

PLACE the plants one by one into the oa­sis ring, se­cur­ing with pins as you go.

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