Seasonal garden decorations

A multi approach to gardening is always the best approach – the diversely planted garden will give you year round harvest of flowers, stems, foliage,  fruit, seed heads; it will provide for wildlife on all levels throughout the year (shelter, food, hibernation…); it will protect the soil structure and the tiny soil micro-organisms; it will look more interesting and will be so for everything and everyone…   This time of year, I harvest Christmas decorations from the garden such as the lovely fruit of Crataegus prunifolia, Iris foetidissima, the exotic Buddleia and  Actaea seed heads, scented sprigs of rosemary, sage, bay and lavender. 

Happy Christmas