Inspired by nature
Winter is a calm season time on the farm, and we take the time to make our plans for next year. Most of our crops are dormant, or not yet in the ground, but some plants do flourish… The natural beauty of the season is sparse, but in many ways it’s simpler to enjoy. That is to say, when the trees and hedges have lost their leaves and the ground is bare you can spot the ivy flowers, red berries of holly, pinecones, teasels and giants rounds of mistletoe quite easily. Their sculptural forms contrast so nicely, especially on a frosty day! So, we’ve taken that inspiration and developed some Natural Christmas Gifts from the treasures of the season.
We are lucky to have lots of old orchards across the Wyke Manor Estate. And many of these beautiful apple and pear trees are all full of mistletoe! Worcestershire is one of the few places in the UK where this festive plant is in abundance. We are also nurturing a new holly plantation on the farm. Holly’s beautiful red berries make it a popular natural Christmas decoration! But we also hope that it will provide a wonderful place for winter walks and a great feeding spot for wild birds.
See more of the Wyke Manor Estate throughout the seasons on our Pinterest board.