Have a wild November!
We really are into those wetter and wilder autumnal days now but it shouldn’t stop you from getting outside and enjoying your garden. This time of year is a great opportunity to watch the different wildlife preparing for winter.
We are delighted that some of the pupils at St Joseph’s, a local school for students with special educational needs in Cranleigh, are making bird boxes for us to put into some customers’ gardens. Bird boxes are a great way to give birds a little boost over the winter months. We’ve got tips on other ways you can enjoy garden wildlife below.
We’ve also got some thoughts on how to cheer up the month with a relaxing walk or a warming drink. And if, like us, you’re starting to notice how near Christmas is already, we’ve got an idea on a gift for that as well.
Enjoy your month!
Chris & all the Bushy team
Choose a chrysanthe!
Chrysanthemums flower in the autumn and make cheerful and bright displays indoors too. Not only that but they tend to last in a vase for quite a while, providing much-needed colour.
Design your garden to enjoy and help wildlife
Plan out your garden so that you can attract wildlife and be in a good position to see it all year round. Have a chat to us about the plants and features that will help attract creatures (perhaps a pond? A hedge that yields berries? A pathway leading to a bird feeding area? And a sheltered seating area for you).
Help wildlife in the colder months by putting out fresh water and keeping it unfrozen. Leave a log pile for creatures to hibernate or shelter under. Consider installing a hedgehog house or bug hotel that is in a quieter spot.
Cheer up your month!
From 17th November, see Windsor Great Park in a different light. Enjoy a dazzling walk along the special light trail, set in the enchanting woodland near Windsor Great Park’s Savill Garden and around the Obelisk Pond, Virginia Water. Enjoy a bite to eat while watching the beautiful displays of colour, glimmering reflections and flood-lit fountains. More details are here.
BBQ cooking experience – it’s a gift!
Now is the time to think about those BBQs next year; will they be heavenly or memorable for the wrong reasons! Get someone (or yourself) a gift voucher for Christmas, to learn extra skills and expand their/your BBQ repertoire on a BBQ course. This one is using a Weber grill at Abinger Cookery School.
Whether you’re into fireworks or not, this delicious banana peel rum recipe will warm up the coldest (or wettest) of autumn evenings we think! Would you believe that ‘Discarded rum’ is made from banana skins and the clever company behind it has many more recipes, including cocktails, using good food that would otherwise be wasted.
Until next time!
Talking of Christmas gifts; if you or someone you know could do with some help to make their garden their dream landscape, why not get in touch with us? We’re not Santa so we won’t be able to do it by Christmas day but knowing you’ve/they’ve got a plan in motion could put smiles on faces! Book some Bushy magic here.