How to make spring in a jar
I have filled the window with these jars of Spring, and they have captivated the good people of Stamford, especially the men. There is something a bit scientific looking about them.
I don't think there is anything simpler to make, provided you have the right bits.
1. An old jar of interesting shape, most of mine are really old blown glass, this is not the time for your Bonne Maman.
2. Bulbs in the green, the cheats guide to spring, i think these are the most versatile, effective and inexpensive things you can buy. Maybe you spend your Autumn months forcing bulbs, and don't need to buy them. Whatever.
3. Moss in a punchy green colour, that makes you think of baby lambs gambling across a field. This is known as sheet or flat moss, it comes in polystyrene boxes in scarily perfect rectangles, available from all good florists.
Take a piece of moss green side out and place in the bottom of the jar, water the moss lightly. Remove the soil from the bulbs, they don't need it.
Curl the roots round and sit on top of the moss, finish with extra moss if you like.
Posted by Miss Pickering at 10:00 AM