A glorious winter’s day, perfect for gardening, was foreshortened by a late start before being curtailed by increasing cloud cover and light showers. With the wisteria pruned, I continued with the rejuvenation of one of the bold borders, a task abandoned a couple of weeks ago in favour of more pressing Christmas plans, before realising in the rapidly fading light that Monday was going to be vaseless if I didn’t do something about it quickly.
In fact, it is still ‘vaseless’, as you can see – drawing on my encouragement to other bloggers to think out of the box for their Monday contributions by doing so myself we have instead a cheap gold tray from Lidl with a dried pomegranate and a sprig of holly, sitting on a Christmas tablecloth. I don’t know whose tree the holly came from – it was a struggle to get berries from our crown-lifted tree for our front door wreath and even so the few berries were each held singly on their stem, unlike this little sprig with its huge cluster which must have blown in from the prunings of someone else’s.
If you can squeeze the time out of your busy Monday then do please think out of the box and share some pickings or foraged material with us; as well as brightening the day for other bloggers and giving them ideas they can use themselves it will undoubtedly bring pleasure into your own life too.