As you know, fairies are a big thing in my house and garden 🙂 we already have the fairy and gnome “rockery” gardens.
last weekend I was with my grand daughter and we were nosing at the bushes at the back of my garden and to our delight we realised that the area is open ! I really thought it was filled in, when we first got the house it was all open but we let nature take it’s course and I really thought the buddlea bushes had grown all the way back…not so !
We could see a gap and a tree inside with fairy mushrooms growing on it and ivy all over the ground (grand daughters Celtic birth tree)
She had made a mini fairy kingdom that day (her name means “queen of the fairies”)
So today hubby made a start on turning it into a fairy forest as a surprise
He cut a big hole out of the brambles
When he first started,the view from inside looking out,the trees have grown themselves into natural arches and in another part of the garden near the fairy and gnome rockeries I have been training the trees to grow into a canopy/tunnel
(Bad photos taken at twilight but you get the rough idea)
Because we live in marshy “fen” land the pond has subsided,we will dig that out and reset it and put a safety fence round it
His tree conservative voluntary work skills came in handy
In the middle he had to saw down some branches at the back of the buddlea to make a gap to get past it to get to the fairy tree we spotted the other day,if he took the front branches down the whole buddlea would fall down
The middle…there is more behind this
Another view from inside looking out
The amount of cuttings taken from inside
I am keeping these bits to make some ornamental trees
I just cannot wait until it is finished 🙂
I will put fairy lanterns in there and fairy ornaments, it will be so pretty and a nice shaded spot for when it is too hot
It truly is a secret fairy forest because from the front it still just looks like bushes !!
Well it is done,it only took a day in total
We just need to reset the pond
You can squeeze through that gap to get to more of it !
The mini pallet stepping stones came from the £ shop
I still have all my Buddha and elephant statues from when I used to study Buddhism, so the other part behind the tree in the middle is now a Buddha garden
UPDATE ..TODAY THE GRANDKIDS SAW THE FAIRY forest ,they were very impressed 🙂
WILL ADD SOME NIGHT PHOTOS SOON 🙂
I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE GRANDKIDS TO SEE IT,I BET OUR GRAND DAUGHTER WAS NOT EXPECTING US TO DO IT AND CERTAINLY NOT WITHIN A WEEK !!
Fairy dolls from £ shop,I now have them hanging on strings to look like they are flying
Fairies from pound stretcher
Little tree house thing I got from 20p bargain bucket in charity shop
I adore these life like rabbits from pound stretcher
Butterfly fence from pound stretcher
Butterfly decorations from pound shop
Since we made the fairy forest we discovered these teeny tiny mushrooms have grown,I told our grand daughter that it definitely means that the fairies have visited at night 🙂
BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE UPDATE LINKS AS WE KEEP ADDING TO IT !! 🙂
UPDATE SEPTEMBER : fairy forest now has lights 🙂
the forest is now full of baubles and has a big fairy of honour
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