A tad worse for wear, this wreath has seen a lot of weather since I hung it on my workshop door last December. Wind, rain, frost, a little snow & hot, hot sunshine (remember that?)
In that time, as the foliage dried & colours changed, it's become more than a wreath. Now it's habitat, home.
I noticed a tiny wren roosting in here last February, on a wild, stormy night. She (or he) flew from the wreath as I opened the door, switching on the lights. This has happened often since when working in the workshop after dark, so I left the wreath all year.
But last night I jumped out of my skin as 4 tiny wrens flew out, fluttering around my workshop! Now a des res for Wrens it seems.
Wrens like snuggling up together for warmth & commonly roost together in tree holes. They seem to get under the wreath foliage, just to the right of the cones - perfect for them. A warm natural moss base, under the foliage & north facing eaves, nice & dry.
If you would like to make your own Natural Wreath to decorate your door, join me at a 'Make Your Own Wreath' workshop in December. There are a couple of places on the workshops in Castle Douglas & Kirkcudbright. All socially distanced of course.
I can't promise you a roost full of Wrens but you never know...
Rosie Gray of Galloway Flowers. Artisan Florist & Cut Flower Farmer near Castle Douglas, in South West Scotland. Using 100% Flowers & Foliage grown in British Isles, all year round.