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                 Getting crafty in Bromfield
Bromfield’s Plant Centre has become known for its Christmas decoration and gift offering which, in the words of business owner Liz Campbell is “quirky, botanical, natural, different, affordable”. There is a fair amount of sparkle about too)....
Liz, a self-confessed former “bah-humbug” has been surprised both by the fun she and the team have with the buying and display of everything festive, and by customers’ appreciation of inexpensive bits and bobs – from simple decorations that are easy to post, to quirky little gifts and National Garden Gift Vouchers.
Keeping a sharp eye on changing tastes and trends is important, and Liz has noticed a definite move away from readymade, finished luxurious wreaths and garlands, towards a more creative, DIY approach. Sales of berry picks, dried fruit slices, cinnamon sticks, pine cones, wreath rings and floristry items have gone so well that new lines have been added this year,
including plain willow wreaths – heart, star and circular – in four different sizes.
“It gives customers control over how much they add, and of what – so you could be quite minimal, or go very lush and luxurious, or anywhere in between. Either way you have the satisfaction of having created something truly unique”.
The Plant Centre has a new neighbour, as a group of local artists has moved into the former Islabikes building for the October-December period at least. So, all the more reason to make the trip to Bromfield and have a look at what’s on offer!
In Storethis
What’s Christmas
   Christmas trees – real (cut or pot grown), faux and twiggy lit – look out for super bargains on lit trees
Garlands and wreaths: complete, willow ring/heart/star or basic wire rings
Lights for all tree sizes, indoor or outdoor; lit garlands and battery-operated lights for floral displays
Candles, candle/votive holders, lanterns Cards: charity packs and singles
Scented pine cones and pot-pourri; dried fruits and cinnamon
Real holly, mistletoe and larch cones; Oasis floristry supplies
Crackers, gift wrap, ribbon rolls and ribbon by the metre; raffia and coloured twines
Poinsettias, Christmas cacti, jasmine, cyclamen, azaleas, Christmas roses and a huge range of houseplants
The Plant Centre, Bromfield, Ludlow SY8 2JR 01584 856873 |
Gifts for gardeners, for children and for everyone! Look out for our gifts top 20 which will appear on the website in late November.
Some items are “while stocks last” so please do shop early to avoid disappointment.

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