Just like spring, autumn requires some tidying work. Get everything out of the way in order to be able to cocoon comfortably, at home or in your den. The garden is pruned, the shed is tidied and the living room is checked for unnecessary bits and bobs. That creates space for outdoor plants that want to shelter indoors and we come across gems that we can tie together into a fabulous green eyecatcher. Why throw things away when you can give them away? Or sneakily hang on to them, of course!
A SECOND LIFE
There are always a few branches that are rebels and pointing in the wrong direction. Flowers that bend and no longer fit with the bunch. Dried leaves and stems that are too pretty to throw away. So don't throw them away! Recycle and upcycle plants with enough potential and tie them into a bundle with some nice (sisal) string, a fun clip or a big clothes peg.
FOR HANGING UP OR GIVING AWAY
Hang the green eyecatcher upside down from a rack or door jamb for an attractive temporary artwork. Unexpected guests or paying a visit? Take your creation with you as a fun gift for a granny, parents, girlfriend or good neighbour.