Today (Saturday 8th December 2018) is the twenty-third anniversary of my mum’s death. Tomorrow (9th December) would have been her 90th birthday.
Instead of buying cut flowers wrapped in plastic to take to the Crematorium Gardens, I make my own wreath out of whatever greenery is available in the garden.
In previous years I’d used twisted lengths of Virginia Creeper to fashion the base, but as I got rid of it all in the summer, I resorted to tying lengths of Bay Tree branches together in a rough circle, wrapped it around with ivy stems, and tied it with garden twine.
I added sprigs of rosemary and olive, inserted some ivy flowers, a couple of twigs from a cotoneaster and some pieces of fuchsia.
All completely natural, biodegradable, and not harmful to wildlife.
I think it’s more personal to make something than buy it. What do you think?