Welcome to our last email of 2018! We’re looking forward to getting stuck into the new year but we know January in the UK can be a bit drab, so let’s put the poetry back into life in the garden!
We have some ideas – and even a few legends to share, which may inspire you to venture out …
A blooming winter miracle
Seeing flowers in the cold months always lifts the spirits and Hellebores do just that. Helleborus niger is often called the ‘Christmas rose’. Legend says that it grew in the snow from being watered by a girl’s tears, who was sad at not having a gift to give the holy baby in Bethlehem.
Poetic licence to party!
Bushy Beverage of the month
In keeping with our Scot’s Burns Night theme, you can enjoy a garden-inspired ‘Whisky & Bourbon Botanical Cocktail’ using a kit from Plant ‘n’ Grow. Get them online via ‘Not on the Highstreet’ by clicking here.
New year, new hobby at Wisley
Until 2019 … and in true Robert Burns’ tradition …
‘Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!’
Happy new year!
Head of Beautiful Gardens