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Alternative Christmas trees


I had a couple of weeks where I was enthusiastic and got out in the garden, removing asters and then clearing the beech leaves from the 150yr old tree on our boundary.
The beech tree nicely hides the new build going up in the previous garden of the Nursing home next door.

Now all the leaves have gone we do see the house but not really overlooked. Lost the lovely trees and view of the fields though.

At least this house looks nice unlike the one further down in the old garden. This one takes out the view from our house. The builders struggled to get roofers to do the tiles as the rake /slope of the roof is very acute.

If I walk to the back of the garden this is the remaining view of the fields. Sadly.

But I decided to do some craft sewing. I have a craft stall next Sunday.
Novelty napkins in the shape of Christmas trees. Took ages to get the idea of how to do the folds, but once mastered……..

The Mahonia is doing brilliantly though after flowering I will have to give it a prune.

And this poppy has started flowering again. P rupiphragma.

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How frustrating losing the view, SBG. The beech is a lovely one. Loving the mahonia and your craft work.

22 Nov, 2021


It is a shame to lose such a restful, lovely view of the countryside, Eileen…
Your beech was a beauty in its autumn colour! The mahonia is so vivid and I love the bright yellow blossoms.
How lovely to have the poppy bloom again in November!!!
Your napkins are so pretty - a skill I wish I had!

22 Nov, 2021


it is 2 semi circles sewn together Klahanie.
thank you for your lovely comments.

22 Nov, 2021


I am sad that you have lost your complete view of the beautiful countryside but I am glad you have the lovely beech tree to look at.
Your napkins are very pretty indeed and will be snapped up by some lucky person!!!

22 Nov, 2021


I too am sad you lost your view Seaburn! The beech tree is amazing!
Why I wonder, my Mahonia hasn't flowered yet!
I love your napkins! What a clever idea!

23 Nov, 2021


Shame you have now lost your view, SBG! 😞 The Beech tree looks marvellous in its autumn clothes! πŸ˜ƒ

The brilliant yellow of the 'Oregon Grape' flowers must really stand out in these days of lower light levels. πŸ˜ƒ

As for your napkins, it seems a brilliant idea & no doubt they will go very quickly! You a such a clever person! πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

23 Nov, 2021


the mahonia does indeed glow in the gloom Balcony.
This one flowers earlier than the shrubby ones Rose. It is Sir Lionel Fortescue and meant to be a standard. I have pruned it so it is becoming multi stemmed.

I hope they will sell well Wildrose. It is a fickle market, some years some things sell really well and the next year hardly any sell.

23 Nov, 2021


Sorry about your view loss Sbg. Thank goodness you have the lovely beech tree. At least it will hide the new build in summer. These things happen, beyond our control. The Mahonia is nice & bright. Mine has flower spikes, not yet opened.

23 Nov, 2021


The Mahonia is lovely.

23 Nov, 2021


smells of lily of the valley too. my all time favourite flower.

24 Nov, 2021

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