Happy New Year 2021!
We really hope you found some brightness through the festive season and, like us, are looking forward to this year.
While writing, we’re still in a high tier but with our gardens there is always something to see and do. And you can bring nature indoors too … take a look at our ideas here.
Chris & all the Bushy team
To help wildlife through the winter months, varieties of cotoneaster will provide rich red berries. Some can be placed in pots – they’re attractive and very hardy.
With lockdowns and tiers still a feature of our lives, and spring on its way, why not make an area in your garden ready to entertain outside? Decking, a veranda, a sunroom … there are plenty of options to keep you warm and happy. More ideas from House & Garden here.
Cacti will be popular again this year, particularly the striking ones like ‘Bunny Ear’ and ‘Fishbone’. The unique shapes of Hawaiian and tropical rainforest leaves will also be sought after as people want to bring hints of ‘exotic shores’ into their homes.
Do you like colourful garnish on your plate, in cocktails or frozen in ice cubes? Edible flowers are being used by many restaurants now, so why not make it a plan to pick your own when you’re outside throughout the year! (Think marigolds, lavender, primrose …).
The walk of fame
We are very fortunate to be able to walk in the beautiful Surrey Hills. The lovely village of Shere always charms us. Did you know that ‘The White Horse’ pub there was the setting for a scene in the festive film ‘The Holiday’? And the village church was used in ‘Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason’.
The word out on the street is that English wines are set to be ‘a thing’ in 2021. They say our Bacchus wine is similar to Sauvignon Blanc. If you’re doing ‘Dry January’ there are some reasonable non-alcoholic wines around too. ‘Torres Muscat’ is a popular choice – it’s supposed to taste like a Muscat grape.
Until next time!
Planning new features and plants for a garden can be so much fun and can really lift your spirits. We’d love to hear about your ideas so do contact us if we can help.