Fun in the garden

Merry Christmas everyone!

As we near the end of 2021, find some time to relax and enjoy the season. Here, we share some festive thoughts to start you off. They say Christmas is a time for giving but I hope you get to receive too!

If, like some, you like reclining in your armchair planning next year – and your garden wish list – you might like to include some new eco-friendly touches and give some help to our planet and wildlife. We have some ideas on that as well.

Have fun!

Chris & all the Bushy team

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Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 42

Seasonal song from the Mistle thrush

The Mistle thrush is the UK’s largest songbird and you’ll see it feasting on mistletoe berries in your gardens, woodland and parks. Did you know that mistletoe is actually a parasitic plant that roots itself into a host, like an apple tree? But it is lovely to see all those festive white berries!

Love your garden & help save our planet

As the RHS says, ‘just one change in your garden can really make a difference’ when it comes to helping to save our planet. One way is perfect for the festive season – it doesn’t involve work! Basically, you don’t tidy up your twigs, logs and leaves! The RSPB says you simply place them in a pile for the wildlife to feast on.

Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 42

Christmas for you and wildlife

When you consider your flowers for your garden, a popular one for this time of the year is Christmas Box (Sarcococca hookeriana var.) – and it has a lovely winter scent! Not only that but it is one of the plants liked by bees and other pollinators – so everyone enjoys it! Here are more ideas from the RHS for plants that will help tackle the decline in numbers of beneficial insects.

Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 42
Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 42

Wake up to Wakehurst

If you love Kew Gardens why not go further this holiday season and visit their botanic garden at Wakehurst in West Sussex? Two highlights include seeing the world’s largest conservation project – its Millennium Seed Bank – and, if you’re there after dark, enjoy the Glow Wild Winter Lantern Trail too!

Eat hearty!

For a last-minute present, you can get gift vouchers for any cookery course/lesson at the Abinger Cookery School (including Weber Grill for those garden BBQs) – really handy and a bit different! If you’re already a good cook but want a turkey-friendly alternative for dinner, this yummy nut roast with cranberries recipe from BBC Food may fit the bill!

Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 42
Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 41

Bushy Beverage

We are real ale fans here at Bushy so like the look of the ‘Christmas Cracker‘ cask ale from Langham Brewery. Two other benefits – they are open on Christmas Day if you want to pop in! And check out their list of ‘environmental nice-to-knows’ – worth a try me thinks!

Until next time!

If you have a few minutes and are dreaming about how you would make your garden just right, our website might help. It explains what we do and more about our friendly team. It’s a great starting point to turn dreams into reality!

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