67. How to Make an Inexpensive Plant Gift

How to make an inexpensive plant gift

If you’d like to skip straight to the creative project and learn how to make a baby spider plant gift then scroll down until you see Blue’s paw print below. salvagebox.co.uk - Blue's paw

This episode is subtitled: ‘Grumpy Old George…’

‘Earth to Jenny…’

Jaz was trying to wake me from my daydream. I just can’t get Shaun McArthur out of my head since he walked into the shop last week, more than 30 years after our last encounter.

‘Sorry Jaz. What were you saying?’

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57. How to Make a Bird Feeder from a Fir Cone

Make a bird feeder from a fir cone

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This episode is subtitled: ‘Where are you, Blue…?’

‘Oh Blue, please don’t look at me like that. I’d love to take you out but I have an urgent flower arrangement to make first.’

It had been a slow day in the flower shop so when a new order came in it was very welcome, although I did feel guilty about putting Blue’s needs aside to focus on the flowers.

Luckily for us though, Beryl stepped out of Teacups and was passing our door when she saw Blue so she backed up a couple of paces and came in to ruffle is head. ‘I’m goin’ for me lunch,’ she said, ‘I’ll take him out if you like.’

‘That would be really helpful, Beryl, thanks a lot.’ And I watched his wagging tail as they left the shop, thinking that Beryl is probably okay after all. I shouldn’t let Kim’s views cloud my judgment.

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48. How to Make a Christmas Table Centre

Make a Christmas table centre using foliage from the garden and fir cones from the woods

This episode is subtitled: ‘Jenny McKendrick, Florist…’

Those of you who tune into our Facebook page may remember that you were promised a tutorial for making a Christmas table centre around this time, using fir cones that had been collected from the ground in May! Well here we are, still a few weeks to go so you have time to gather your supplies and, maybe, get a bit of practice in.

I was asked to make a table arrangement for Petra last week, only this one was definitely not to have a Christmassy theme. Petra is, very loosely speaking, my sister-in-law. Actually, she’s my sister’s husband’s brother’s wife so fairly well removed from me, thank goodness. You can read about my last encounter with her in episode 31, if you like.

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28. Grow Your Own Lavender Bags

Simple lavender bags with lavender from the garden.

This episode is subtitled: ‘Fortnum & Mason, eh…?’

 After an exhausting day at work, Kim suggested we had a drink in The March Hare on our way home – she had something for me. Ooh, I love surprises and was quite excited when I spotted a turquoise Fortnum & Mason package in her Mulberry tote. No doubt it was some posh foodie item she’d bought for her mum who had then turned her nose up at it. Fine by me!

‘You know we didn’t get a new cleaner when Betty retired?’ she said as we slumped into the sofas in our favourite window bay.

‘Oh yes, how are you managing on your own?’ I said, curious to know how she felt about getting her hands dirty like the rest of us. She’d convinced herself that it was a luxury to have a cleaner when there are only the two of them at home and she should be a bit more domesticated.

‘I hate it!’ she said, with the passion of a spoilt child. ‘I’m interviewing a new cleaner on Monday, I can’t cope any longer.’

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