Fun in the garden

Enjoy some childhood magic in December!

This issue, we’ve tried to bring together a flavour of the festive season, along with some different ways to spend it.

The build up to Christmas is accompanied this year by the men’s World Cup – so we’ve got a red cocktail with which you can toast England- or Wales – if you want – or just the festive cheer if you’re fed up of the subject!

We hope you have a very happy December and do let us know if you have plans for next year that we can help with.

Chris & all the Bushy team

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Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 54

Honeysuckle haven

Not only is this shrub fragrant over the coldest, darkest months but it has pretty flowers that attract bumble bees that are still active in the winter – and it sometimes produces berries too!

Treehouse treasures

If ever there was an excuse to add a magical ingredient like a treehouse to your garden it’s Christmas! They can be all shapes and sizes and provide a great space to have drinks with friends, a relaxing read etc. Feast your eyes on these Highlife treehouses!

Or, if you love the idea but want to test it out first, you could stay in a treehouse hotel – these make a great Christmas present or special gift for someone. (Via House & Garden).

Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 54
Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 54
Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 54

Cheer up your month!

If the child in you still loves Raymond Briggs’ ‘The Snowman’, you’ll be excited to learn that you can enjoy 12 The Snowman™ sculptures on a winter woodland walk at Winkworth Arboretum until 2 January. There are also carousel rides at a fair and warming refreshments – and you can bring the dog!

A natural energy-saving Christmas

We like the idea of this Christmas tree – instead of lights you decorate it with your favourite festive natural decorations. While the concept isn’t new it’s particularly attractive right now to save energy! Add whatever nature and your imagination provides to your basic tree – mistletoe and holly, dried orange slices, ornamental flowers, cones – then combine it with cute Christmas characters, bows and ribbons and the odd candy cane or two.


Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 54
Bushy Business - Fun In The Garden – Issue 54

Bushy Beverage

With a nod to the festive season and the World Cup (England are still in it at time of writing!), we’re giving this red and white cocktail a try! Combine 20ml of Grenadine syrup with champagne (or Prosecco), 10ml of lemon juice and some lemon and sugar foam. Add a cherry for garnish – or a little England cocktail flag!

Until next time!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at Bushy.

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