Strong winds and heavy rain hit the UK last night. Today is much the same. Along with many others, I signed up for '30 days wild' with the Wildlife Trust. Each day in June I shall engage in a random act of wildness. Laying in bed last night I was thinking what I could do today. Last week Gardeners World showed the Japanese art of Kokedama (moss balls)
Instead of the potting shed I decided I would attempt to make them on the deck of the tree house. Outside, with the drizzle and strong winds, is surely a bit on the wild side. I do really have a wild side :) I must say, I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. To be so close to nature, instead of tucked up in the warmth of the potting shed, opened my eyes. Putting the balls together, and listening to the sounds of the wind in the trees, and birds calling ........just being still, was beautiful.
Whilst the moss balls have not quite turned out as I expected I do love them. I am no artist but they fit in perfectly with this wild landscape. I shall make more, as the season progresses and my little string garden will remind me of the time 'I went wild'